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Feb 5, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The 340B Drug Savings Program provides eligible providers, many of which are hospitals, with resources to maintain vital services in their communities and to provide additional services to their patients. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine alleges that the 340B program does not expand access to care to low-income populations or improve their mortality rates, while driving hospital/physician consolidation.
Feb 2, 2018
The flu hospitalization rate rose last week to 51.4 per 100,000 people, the highest rate for this point in the year since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began enhanced surveillance of laboratory-confirmed flu hospitalizations during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010.
Feb 2, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission should increase the funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program to at least account for inflation since the program began, and at the rate of inflation moving forward, AHA told the agency in comments submitted today.
Feb 2, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.25% in January to a seasonally adjusted 5,138,800 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Feb 2, 2018
The American Organization of Nurse Executives on April 13 will present its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Linda Quinn Everett, RN.
Feb 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced additional proposed changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D payment policies for calendar year 2019.
Feb 2, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Legislators need to be reminded that our patients and communities are depending on us more than ever before.
Feb 1, 2018
Hospitals are experiencing shortages of sterile water used to reconstitute certain medications for injection.
Feb 1, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration will focus over the next 45 days on pharmacies and prescribers who are dispensing “unusual or disproportionate amounts” of prescription opioid drugs.
Feb 1, 2018
Beginning in October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will return both the Health Insurance Claim Number and Medicare beneficiary identifier on the remittance advice when a provider submits a claim.