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Sep 18, 2018
The Senate today voted 93-7 to pass legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until Dec. 7.
Sep 18, 2018
President Trump today announced a National Biodefense Strategy to “more effectively prepare for and combat biological threats.”
Sep 18, 2018
The Senate last night voted 98-2 to approve the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act (S. 2554), a bill that would prohibit private health plans from restricting a pharmacist’s ability to inform enrollees when a drug would cost less without using their insurance.
Sep 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a list of Medicaid payment arrangements that will qualify as advanced Alternative Payment Models for performance year 2019 under the Quality Payment Program’s all-payer combination option.
Sep 18, 2018
Oregon’s hospitals are again spending more on charity care despite having one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents in the country.
Sep 18, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O. highlights two podcasts from the AHA Physician Alliance series in which Allen Weiss, M.D., president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., and Christine Stabler, M.D., vice president for academic affairs, Lancaster Health in Lancaster, Pa., discuss the importance of partnerships and thinking outside the box in order to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Sep 18, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: Steve Schieber named interim CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System’s Wright Memorial Hospital and Janelle Reilly named market CEO of CHI Memorial.
Sep 17, 2018
Join representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and others Sept. 20 for a webinar on outbreak response and incident management.
Sep 17, 2018
Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts today announced that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has cleared their pending merger, terminating the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
Sep 17, 2018
Clinicians should be alert for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning when treating patients from areas affected by Hurricane Florence, especially those without power, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory yesterday.