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May 20, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, Joy Lewis, AHA vice president of strategic policy planning, and Cathy Jacobson, CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee and chair of AHA’s Changing Workforce Task Force, discuss the group’s efforts to advance thought leadership on workforce issues.
May 20, 2020
The Health and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, a public-private partnership, released a crisis response guide to help health care providers respond to a critical incident.
May 20, 2020
Marking Mental Health Awareness Month, Robyn Begley, CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, writes that health care workers already faced burnout, addiction and suicide before COVID-19, and it’s important to tackle these issues now.
May 20, 2020
To facilitate tracheal intubation and provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of succinylcholine chloride injection USP 200 mg/10 mL.
May 20, 2020
The National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, seek input through May 26 on research priorities for COVID-19 serology testing and related technologies, which are key to understanding immunity and developing vaccines against the virus.
May 20, 2020
The CDC has released a framework for providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the pandemic, based on the level of community transmission and potential for patient harm from deferring in-person care.
May 20, 2020
CMS said that until Medicare sets national payment rates for COVID-19-related testing claims, its Medicare Administrative Contractors have authority to set payment amounts in their respective jurisdictions.
May 20, 2020
HHS reminded eligible health care providers that they have until June 3 to attest to receipt of payments from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, accept the terms and conditions and submit their revenue information to potentially qualify for an additional payment from the $50 billion general distribution.
May 20, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, provided $225 million to rural health clinics for COVID-19 testing.
May 20, 2020
The AHA is encouraged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposal to use its authority under the Defense Production Act to establish a voluntary agreement of key private sector stakeholders to coordinate COVID-19 response and information sharing, the association told the agency.