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Sep 19, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday updated its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics, and extended the same requirements to immediate-release opioid analgesic products.
Sep 19, 2018
The North Carolina Hospital Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the NC Healthcare Association, has established a disaster relief fund to support North Carolina health care workers who suffered significant property loss to their homes during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding.
Sep 19, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nursing news: the difference that a post-discharge phone call makes, and executive moves in the field.
Sep 19, 2018
In a recent conversation with AHA News, Riggi talked about his background, including his nearly three decades with the FBI; what the changing landscape of cyber threats mean for patients and health care CEOs; and how through the recently-launched AHA Center for Health Innovation he’ll be focusing on new educational tools, resources and services designed to help member hospitals and health systems defend against this significant challenge.
Sep 19, 2018 by Rick Pollack
In times of distress, Americans turn to hospital emergency departments. They do so because they know that there they will find care – from simple stitches to sophisticated diagnostics to emergency surgery. And they know that, no matter what, they will not be turned away.
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.