Have you ever wondered about the reasoning behind hospital discharge paperwork or the requirement that every patient sign a HIPAA form?Here are explanations for some of the health care policies you come across on a daily basis.
Explore this issue:November 2011
Patient Visitation Rights
When: Previously, patient visitation rights for Medicare-specified hospitals were last updated in July 1999. Since January 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have mandated that these hospitals may not deny a patient the right to choose a visitor.