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May 24, 2019
The Government Accountability Office this week appointed two new members to the Medicare Pa
May 24, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration May 23 authorized marketing of a diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus antibodies in human blood.
May 24, 2019
An estimated 23.6 million Americans with employer-based health coverage spent at least 10 percent of their 2016-2017 income on premiums or out-of-pocket expenses, according to a report released this week by the Commonwealth Fund.
May 24, 2019
The deBeaumont Foundation, with Duke Family Medicine & Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week released a playbook to help multi-sector partners improve population health.
May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation focused on reducing health care costs. Among other areas, the bill would take steps to end surprise medical bills, reduce the prices of prescription drugs, improve transparency in health care, boost public health, and improve the exchange of health information technology.
May 23, 2019
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said today that it will hear oral arguments July 9 in the appeal of a district court decision that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act.  
May 23, 2019
Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, yesterday introduced a House companion to AHA-supported legislation that would improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021.
May 23, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a request for applications from Medicare-enrolled ambulance suppliers and providers to participate in its new payment model for emergency ambulance services beginning in 2020.
May 23, 2019
The Joint Commission yesterday recommended that health care organizations review cleaning and disinfection instructions for tonometers and other ophthalmology devices to ensure that they are reprocessed appropriately.
May 23, 2019
A federal court in Texas yesterday ordered Pharm D Solutions to stop producing or distributing compounded drugs intended to be sterile until the company complies with federal law and other requirements, the Food and Drug Administration announced.