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Sep 12, 2018
An estimated 8.8 percent (28.5 million) of U.S. residents lacked health insurance for the entire year in 2017, not statistically different from 2016, the Census Bureau reported today.
Sep 12, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday declared public health emergencies in North and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence 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.
Sep 12, 2018
Consumers may claim a hardship exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance mandate on their federal income tax return for 2018 without presenting the documentary evidence or written explanation generally required for hardship exemptions, according to guidance issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Sep 12, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General yesterday recommended the Food and Drug Administration take additional steps to integrate cybersecurity into its premarket review process for medical devices
Sep 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today awarded 39 organizations grants to help consumers shop for and enroll in health coverage in 2019 as navigators in states with federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges.
Sep 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting Nov. 27 to receive stakeholder input on the underlying systemic causes of drug shortages and recommendations to mitigate them.
Sep 12, 2018
Plus: Nurses who experience occupational violence need added support, and executive moves in the field. 
Sep 12, 2018
On Oct. 1, new ICD-10 codes will be available to allow providers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking and coding professionals to translate that information into data that will provide greater insights into the problem. Nelly Leon-Chisen, AHA director of coding and classification, shares how organizations can most effectively use the new codes.
Sep 11, 2018
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, 340B Health and three hospital systems today asked a federal court to order the Department of Health and Human Services to make effective within 30 days a final rule requiring drug companies to disclose the ceiling price for 340B outpatient drugs.
Sep 11, 2018
An estimated 49 to 65 hospital inpatient suicides occur each year in the United States, far fewer than the widely cited estimate of 1,500, according to a new study reported in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety