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Nov 16, 2018
Health care support personnel had the third highest female suicide rate by occupation in 2015 at 11 per 100,000, a 31 percent increase from 2012.
Nov 16, 2018
State and local health departments reported a record 59,349 tickborne disease cases in 2017, 22 percent more than in 2016, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned the health care community about complications that arise when pairing pain medications with intrathecal implanted pumps when the medications are not approved for use with those devices, which deliver medicine into spinal fluid.
Nov 15, 2018
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) today agreed to settle, without financial penalty or admission of wrongdoing, a 2016 Department of Justice lawsuit alleging the health system used its market power to restrict health insurers from encouraging consumers to choose providers that offer better value.
Nov 15, 2018
Almost 1.2 million people selected a 2019 health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-10, including more than 804,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported yesterday.
Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit yesterday affirmed a district court decision that barred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from using FAQs 33 and 34 in calculating Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments for Tennessee hospitals.
Nov 15, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced blanket waivers from certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to help health care providers meet patients’ needs in areas affected by the California wildfires.
Nov 15, 2018
Kentucky Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Rust plans to retire at the end of 2019 after leading the association for 24 years.
Nov 15, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: Study says preschoolers are at ‘golden age’ for forming lifelong healthy habits, and the extraordinary effect a nurse has on a patient’s health.
Nov 15, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Livingston HealthCare in Montana used a grant to streamline behavioral health treatment and screen primary care patients, and Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Va., partnered with a pharmacy software company to ensure its uninsured and chronically ill populations have access to needed medications.