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Apr 20, 2018
The House Energy & Commerce Committee today requested information from stakeholders on the cybersecurity challenges presented by legacy health care technologies and medical devices, and potential policies to address them.
Apr 20, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies today proposed delaying the general compliance date for 2018 requirements under the Common Rule to Jan. 21, 2019, which would give covered entities six additional months to implement the requirements.
Apr 20, 2018
Thirteen states participating in a regional collaborative to improve birth outcomes in the South decreased early elective deliveries by an average 22% between 2011 and 2014, compared with 14% in other regions.
Apr 20, 2018
As Virginia leaders work to find a state budget compromise that includes a health care coverage access plan, the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and 30 other organizations representing health care providers yesterday issued a joint statement encouraging and supporting expanded access to health coverage for uninsured residents.
Apr 19, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee today held a hearing on “tackling opioid and substance use disorders in Medicare, Medicaid and human services programs.”
Apr 19, 2018
The number of U.S. retail opioid prescriptions fell by 10.2% in 2017, including a 16.1% decline in high-dose prescriptions, according to a report released today by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science.
Apr 19, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday awarded $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat the opioid crisis, the last of two funding rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act.
Apr 19, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday named Indiana insurance executive James Parker to direct the HHS Office of Health Reform and lead the department’s initiative to make health insurance more affordable and available.
Apr 19, 2018
Also in this week’s roundup: Maine hospital named for Barbara Bush recognizes her passing and University of Virginia Medical Center uses app to communicate with non-English speaking patients.
Apr 18, 2018
Health care providers should not use endoscope connectors labeled for use without reprocessing between patients because they carry a risk of cross-contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced today.