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Oct 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued several blanket waivers easing certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to give health care providers and suppliers greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs during Hurricane Michael.
Oct 11, 2018
Hospitals reduced abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections by 13 percent and central line-associated bloodstream infections by 11 percent in 2016, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 11, 2018
The University of Utah Health and the Mayo Clinic yesterday received International Hospital Federation Awards, which recognize hospitals and health care organizations with demonstrable excellence, innovations and outstanding achievements in health care.
Oct 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted an errata for the Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups definitions manual for the ICD-10 coding system.
Oct 11, 2018
The AHA’s Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development has chosen as its 2019 president-elect Holly Sullivan, director of strategic partnerships, strategic growth and development for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich. Sullivan will become president of SHSMD in 2020.
Oct 11, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this roundup of health care news: this year’s flu season will vary based on your location; a health system CEO says a Department of Homeland Security proposed rule could damage public health; news about aspirin’s role in reducing risk of ovarian cancer; and a group of cardiologists formed a health care startup that is much more than an app.
Oct 11, 2018
To support his expanding family, Robinson left teaching to begin full-time work at Aetna — eventually leading to an opportunity to work for the American Hospital Association.
Oct 10, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday declared a public health emergency in Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches, and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to give health care providers and suppliers greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs.
Oct 10, 2018
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today announced a settlement that would allow CVS Health and Aetna to proceed with their proposed merger if Aetna divests its Medicare Part D prescription drug plans to WellCare.
Oct 10, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a one-hour webinar on Oct. 15, 18, 24 and 26 to review and answer questions about planned updates to the National Response Framework to incorporate learnings from the 2017 hurricane and wildfire season.