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Jun 18, 2018
The number of uninsured U.S. children declined by 2.2 million, or 38%, between 2013 and 2016, according to an analysis released last week by the University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center.
Jun 15, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today issued its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendation to reduce emergency department evaluation and management services payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus hospital ED.
Jun 15, 2018
Eligible partnerships can apply through Aug. 15 to serve as demonstration sites for implementing its Regional Disaster Health Response System concept, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response announced yesterday.
Jun 15, 2018
States and territories can apply through Aug. 13 for a portion of $930 million in fiscal year 2018 grants to support prevention, treatment and recovery services for individuals with opioid use disorder.
Jun 15, 2018
U.S. health care providers could save $9.5 billion annually if commercial health plans fully adopted seven national standards for electronic business transactions, according to the latest annual CAQH Index.
Jun 15, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Community Care will host a series of webinars to share information on its Community Care Programs and corresponding VA regulations.
Jun 15, 2018
The Commonwealth of Virginia and partnering health care providers have implemented a Long-Term Care Mutual Aid Plan, a voluntary agreement among the state’s long-term care facilities to assist each other and coordinate with government agencies and regional health care coalitions during disasters and emergency events.
Jun 14, 2018
Federal payment reductions to hospitals will reach $218.2 billion by 2028, according to a report released today by the health care economics firm Dobson DaVanzo and Associates.
Jun 14, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee today voted 16-5 to approve the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (S. 974).
Jun 14, 2018
Leaders of the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees last night introduced bipartisan legislation to serve as the vehicle for the majority of House-passed bills to combat the opioid crisis.