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Dec 7, 2018
Total enrollment growth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program decreased 2.2 percent nationally between July 2017 and July 2018, including declines in 37 states and the District of Columbia.
Dec 6, 2018
Congress today passed a continuing resolution funding certain federal programs through Dec. 21, preventing a shutdown of those programs tomorrow when their current funding expires.
Dec 6, 2018
Reusable elastomeric respirators, rarely used in health care, are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from airborne contaminants or infectious agents.
Dec 6, 2018
Almost 3.2 million people selected a 2019 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, including more than 773,000 last week.
Dec 6, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today named as his senior advisor for drug pricing reform John O’Brien, a pharmacist who previously served as deputy assistant secretary for health policy and an advisor on health reform and drug pricing.
Dec 6, 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 of Alaska affected by Friday’s earthquake.
Dec 6, 2018
In an AHA video released today for National Influenza Vaccination Week, AHA Chair Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, debunks some common flu shot misconceptions.
Dec 6, 2018
The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering today announced a certification program to help workers in facility management and construction understand the complexities of the health care physical environment, and hospitals reduce risks associated with construction.
Dec 5, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights yesterday issued recommendations and resources to help first responders provide language assistance to people with limited English proficiency and disabilities during disaster response and recovery.
Dec 5, 2018
Hospitals participating in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model are more likely to implement programs to improve post-discharge care and link surgeon compensation to cost and quality.