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Sep 30, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended clinicians test all sexually active patients with monkeypox symptoms for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections due to the risk for severe monkeypox in individuals with HIV and other immunocompromising conditions.
Sep 30, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released premium and cost-sharing information for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans for the 2023 calendar year. CMS projects the average monthly premium for MA plans will fall by $1.52 to $18, while the average monthly premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will fall by 58 cents to $31.50.
Sep 30, 2022
Climate change could increase flooding from hurricanes for hospitals in highly populated areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, according to a study reported yesterday in GeoHealth. The authors estimate at least half of hospitals in 25 metropolitan areas on these coasts are at risk of flooding from relatively weak hurricanes, and that expected sea level rise this century could increase the odds of flooding by 22%.
Sep 30, 2022
The House today voted 230-201 to pass a continuing resolution extending current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16. The Senate approved the measure yesterday. Current government funding expires at midnight tonight.
Sep 30, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
With fall in full swing, there are two easy steps that individuals can take to protect themselves and their families against illness – get a flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.
Sep 29, 2022
In a study reported this week in JAMA Network Open, researchers found no association between a drug’s list price and research and development costs. The study looked at 60 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2009 and 2018.
Sep 29, 2022
This week is Employee Voter Registration Week and AHA’s We Care, We Vote initiative has new resources to help hospitals and health systems engage their workforce in the 2022 midterm election.
Sep 29, 2022
Over 1,000 hospitals and health associations, including the AHA, have joined a national public awareness campaign launched by Northwell Health to encourage parents to ask family and friends if firearms are safely stored in their home.
Sep 29, 2022
The House today passed legislation that would suspend through 2022 tariffs on certain infant formula base powders used to make infant formula in the United States.
Sep 29, 2022
The House voted 220-205 today to pass legislation to hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits.