News

Latest

Apr 3, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today urged state and local health departments and health care facilities to work with its Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network to implement a coordinated strategy to prevent the spread of unusual germs that are resistant to all or most antibiotics or can spread their resistance to other germs, reporting more than 220 instances of such germs in the United States last year.
Apr 3, 2018
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Henry Ford Health System and Adventist Health System's Park Ridge Health yesterday urged a federal appeals court to find that they are entitled to a preliminary injunction in their lawsuit to prevent a nearly 30% Medicare payment reduction for many hospitals in the 340B drug savings program.
Apr 3, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications through May 29 for grants to establish, expand and maintain Assertive Community Treatment programs.
Apr 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host an April 5 webinar to update health care providers and others as it rolls out new Medicare cards to beneficiaries that replace the Social Security-based beneficiary number with a new Medicare beneficiary identifier.
Apr 3, 2018
April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription pills at sites throughout the country.
Apr 3, 2018 by John Glaser and Bharat Sutariya, M.D.
Providers who straddle fee-for-service and value-based care models must make sure their information technology investments can fully support both.
Apr 2, 2018
CMS anticipates MA plans and Part D sponsors will see an average revenue increase of 3.4%, excluding an expected 3.1% increase in risk scores.
Apr 2, 2018
The MedPAC should not finalize its draft recommendation to reduce payments for off-campus stand-alone emergency departments located within six miles of an on-campus hospital ED.
Apr 2, 2018
A federal judge has asked the AHA to provide suggestions on behalf of hospitals and health systems for how the HHS can reduce the backlog of Medicare billing appeals awaiting adjudication at the Administrative Law Judge level.