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May 25, 2018
Responding today to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services request for information on a proposal to create and test one or more direct provider contracting models through Medicare contracts with primary care practices, AHA said it supports the development of models that improve beneficiaries’ access to care.
May 25, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will offer a free course June 9 in Philadelphia for physicians and other health care professionals who care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder and substance-exposed infants
May 25, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee yesterday unanimously advanced President Trump’s nomination of John Bartrum to serve as assistant secretary for financial resources in the Department of Health and Human Services.
May 25, 2018
The National Center for Healthcare Leadership is accepting nominations through June 8 for the 2018 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award.
May 24, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved five bills to address the opioid crisis, which include provisions aimed at increasing participation in drug take-back programs, strengthening Drug Enforcement Administration discretion in setting opioid quotas, and reducing demand for illicit narcotics.
May 24, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s Medical Device Safety Action Plan.
May 24, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee yesterday introduced 22 bipartisan bills to address the opioid crisis in Medicare, Medicaid and human services programs.
May 24, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health yesterday held a hearing on bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program through 2023 at $330 million a year, $30 million more than the current funding level.
May 24, 2018
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits and improved primary care delivery for beneficiaries, but did not reduce Medicare spending enough to cover care management fees or significantly improve quality.