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Oct 10, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday declared a public health emergency in Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches, and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to give health care providers and suppliers greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs.
Oct 10, 2018
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today announced a settlement that would allow CVS Health and Aetna to proceed with their proposed merger if Aetna divests its Medicare Part D prescription drug plans to WellCare.
Oct 10, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a one-hour webinar on Oct. 15, 18, 24 and 26 to review and answer questions about planned updates to the National Response Framework to incorporate learnings from the 2017 hurricane and wildfire season.
Oct 10, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday released a series of guidance documents intended to help manufacturers develop generic transdermal and topical delivery systems, products that deliver a drug through a patient’s skin.
Oct 10, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Workplace Partnership for Life 2019 Hospital Organ Donation Campaign began Oct. 1 and runs through April 2019.
Oct 10, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nursing news: nurses are the biggest hand-washers, and executive moves in the field.
Oct 10, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: Ron Connovich named president of Fort Hamilton Hospital in Ohio and Kendall Sawa named COO of Providence Portland Medical Center in Oregon.
Oct 9, 2018
A total of 832 acute care hospitals and 715 physician group practices are participating in Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement – Advanced model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Oct 9, 2018
Participating today in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on bundled payment, AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., said hospitals and health systems participating in bundled payment models need timely data to make evidence-based decisions on changes to care delivery and cooperation across care settings to succeed.
Oct 9, 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has activated its National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C., and Regional Response Coordination Center in Atlanta in preparation for Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane within the next 24 hours along the Florida coastline