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Mar 7, 2019
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies today held its first hearing in more than 20 years on funding for research to prevent gun injuries.
Mar 7, 2019
A bipartisan group of 13 senators yesterday urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to initiate a rulemaking process to modernize 42 CFR Part 2 to allow safer, more effective and better-coordinated treatment for patients with substance use disorders.
Mar 7, 2019
Eligible organizations can apply through May 6 for up to $1 million each for a three-year period to expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities.
Mar 6, 2019
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar this week highlighted the agency’s goals for promoting prevention, value-based care and transplant opportunities for beneficiaries with kidney disease.
Mar 6, 2019
In remarks this week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma hinted at some of the coming changes to the agency’s Stark Law regulations.
Mar 6, 2019
In a large clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at HCA Healthcare hospitals, an infection control technique reduced bloodstream infections by 31 percent and antibiotic-resistant bacteria by nearly 40 percent among non-intensive care unit patients with central-line catheters and lumbar drains.
Mar 6, 2019
U.S. News & World Report plans to incorporate certain data from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Compare website and the AHA Annual Survey Database into its 2020-21 Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation rankings, and encourages IRFs and acute-care hospitals with inpatient rehabilitation units to make sure the relevant data are complete.
Mar 5, 2019
Hospitals and health systems understand the importance of making health care more affordable for everyone, and they “have been tackling the issue head on, taking steps to redesign care and implement operational efficiencies,” AHA said.
Mar 5, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today released new guidance to help surveyors identify when to cite health care providers or suppliers for violations of health and safety regulations that cause serious harm or death to a patient.