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Aug 1, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday projected that the average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will decrease by $1.09 in 2019 to $32.50.
Aug 1, 2018
Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will require accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year to report the percentage of infants with unexpected newborn complications among full-term newborns with no pre-existing conditions.
Aug 1, 2018
The AHA’s Physician Alliance, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a subsidiary of AHA, and the American Association for Physician Leadership have released “A Model for Clinical Partnering: How Nurse and Physician Executives Use Synergy as Strategy.”
Aug 1, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Hospitals are working to improve care for all, including maternal health, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., writes in an op-ed piece posted by USA TODAY.
Aug 1, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of news: saying goodbye to a nurse who blazed trails in the Armed Forces, and executive moves in the field.
Jul 31, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued final rules for inpatient rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility and inpatient psychiatric facility payments for fiscal year 2019.
Jul 31, 2018
The National Academy of Medicine today launched the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, a public-private partnership that will develop and disseminate evidence-based solutions to reduce opioid misuse and improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction.
Jul 31, 2018
Enrollment in the individual health insurance market fell by 12% between first-quarter 2017 and first-quarter 2018 to 14.4 million people, according to a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Jul 31, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: New Leaders at Children’s Mercy Kansas City in MO, Westfield Memorial Hospital in NY and St. Francis Medical Center in LA
Jul 30, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury have approved Section 1332 waivers for Wisconsin and Maine to implement five-year reinsurance programs for their individual health insurance markets beginning in 2019.