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May 26, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for health care providers to attest to receipt of payments from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund and accept the terms and conditions.
May 22, 2020
CMS issued a rule finalizing certain telehealth and network adequacy proposals for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans for contract years 2021 and 2022, as well as certain provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and 21st Century Cures Act, among other changes. The agency plans to issue a separate final rule to address other remaining provisions of the proposed rule.
May 22, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved two abbreviated new drug applications expected to alleviate shortages and help during the COVID-19 emergency.
May 22, 2020
The FDA updated two guidances for the temporary compounding of certain drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients.
May 22, 2020
The FDA posted a list of COVID-19 antibody tests that will no longer be marketed because they have not been authorized for emergency use under its revised policy, or the manufacturer withdrew them from the list of tests under review for emergency use.
May 22, 2020
HHS announced that it has begun distributing nearly $4.9 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to skilled nursing facilities to help them combat COVID-19.
May 22, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The AHA is working hard to achieve health equity by working with the government to improve data collection to guide policy, and by creating tools and resources to help hospitals and health systems improve health equity in the community.
May 21, 2020
Hospitals have until May 29 to verify their wage data in the wage index public use files released in April, notify the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and their Medicare administrative contractor of any errors, and submit a letter and supporting documentation to request corrections to any CMS errors.
May 21, 2020
he Government Accountability Office named three new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission through April 2023.
May 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services will work this year with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private sector stakeholders to develop a governance structure to improve and align federal health care quality programs while reducing administrative burden, according to a National Health Quality Roadmap released by HHS.