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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.
Jul 30, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended for another six months its moratoria on enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Texas, and on new Part B non-emergency ground ambulance suppliers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Jul 30, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host an Aug. 22-23 workshop in Washington, D.C., on medical and public health preparedness for a nuclear incident.
Jul 27, 2018
Attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia yesterday filed a lawsuit challenging a Department of Labor final rule that changes the definition of “employer” under federal law.
Jul 27, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued an update for health care providers treating patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest using a Zoll LifeVest 4000 wearable cardioverter defibrillator.
Jul 27, 2018
In a blog post today, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels takes issue with a recent Axios article comparing hospital prices to drug prices.