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Oct 30, 2020 by Rick Pollack
We’ve been discussing for months how hospitals and health systems are contending with the worst financial crisis in their history as they continue to serve on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
Oct 29, 2020
Marna Borgstom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health and a member of AHA’s Board of Trustees, received the 2020 Charles S. Lauer National Healthcare Award from B’nai B’rith International for her “dedication to community service, excellence in leadership and outstanding philanthropic commitment in the health care community and beyond.”
Oct 29, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services conditionally approved Indiana’s request to require some adult Medicaid beneficiaries to work or participate in other “community engagement” activities to remain eligible for coverage, contingent on the Supreme Court legally authorizing the provisions.
Oct 29, 2020
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor released its transparency-in-coverage final rule imposing new requirements upon group health plans and issuers of health insurance coverage in the individual and group markets.
Oct 29, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that crisis tends to be a driver of innovation,” writes Jonathan Bandel, vice president of strategy and innovation for New York’s White Plains Hospital.
Oct 29, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration updated its guidance on enforcement policy for non-invasive remote monitoring devices that support patient monitoring during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Oct 29, 2020
Over 10,000 eligible nursing homes, or 76% of the field, will receive a portion of $333 million in COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds for meeting infection control and mortality criteria in effect from August through September.
Oct 29, 2020
The departments of Health and Human Services and Defense have agreed to purchase the first 300,000 doses of the investigational antibody drug bamlanivimab, also known as LY-CoV555, which state and territorial health departments will distribute to health care facilities for use in COVID-19 outpatients if the Food and Drug Administration authorizes the drug.
Oct 29, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced an interim final rule establishing additional Medicare hospital payment to support Medicare beneficiaries’ access to COVID-19 vaccines and new treatments when they become available.
Oct 29, 2020
In an interim final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology extended to April 5, 2021, the deadline to comply with the information blocking requirements in its final rule. The original deadline was Nov. 2, 2020.