White Papers

Long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) play an important role for Medicare beneficiaries by caring for complex patients who require extended hospitalization.
In early February 2023, a senior U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) official abruptly announced that DOJ had withdrawn three longstanding statements of antitrust enforcement policy in health care (Policy Statements).
This white paper provides guidance on how health care organizations can reduce health disparities related to racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or…
Spanning seven states, the Providence family of organizations delivers the same high standard of excellence in every area we serve, from rural communities to large cities. During more than 25 million patient visits each year, we are creating health for a better world and enabling our patients to…
William Barker Dakota Consulting Gaithersburg, MD William Polk Applied Cybersecurity Division Information Technology Laboratory Murugiah Souppaya Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory This publication is available free of charge from: https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.CSWP.…
The purpose of this document is to present the outcomes of the survey and to understand what measures exist to prevent and face acts of violence within healthcare organizations.
Regulators should prohibit health insurers from preventing hospitals and physicians in their networks from directly acquiring and storing drugs used in patient care. A number of large health insurers are requiring these providers to accept drugs purchased or handled by their own or affiliated…
Health care coverage is eroding for many Americans as some health insurers are restricting access to services through administrative barriers and inappropriately withholding reimbursement from providers. The American Hospital Association released this white paper to examine a number of these…
Anticipating questions from nonprofit hospitals and health systems about the considerations involved in restructuring, including bankruptcy, as a result of the ongoing devastating financial impact of COVID-19,
In early June 2019, Emotet, an advanced modular banking Trojan, attempted to communicate with 214 command and control (C2) IP addresses for initial instructions, indicating cyber actors recently made modifications or updates to Emotet malware or infrastructure. Immediately following, the Emotet…