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Blog: Health Affairs Article Misses the Mark on Physician-Owned Hospitals

Blog: Health Affairs Article Misses the Mark on Physician-Owned Hospitals tjordan_drupal Apr 20, 2021 A recent Health Affairs post gives an incomplete account of the implications of allowing new and expanded physician-owned hospitals to bill Medicare and Medicaid.  The growth of physician-owned hospitals was restricted for good reasons, and those remain valid today. These restrictions […]

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AHA asks CMS to continue survey flexibility during pandemic if COVID-19 cases surge

AHA asks CMS to continue survey flexibility during pandemic if COVID-19 cases surge tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 The AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow additional suspensions to its survey process if they become necessary due to new COVID-19 case surges.  “While we value the survey process and appreciate the […]

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AHA and Black Coalition Against COVID to host April 21 town hall

AHA and Black Coalition Against COVID to host April 21 town hall tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 The AHA and Black Coalition against COVID April 21 at 7 p.m. ET will host a town hall on enhancing the opportunities for rural health care providers, public health organizations and rural health advocates as they advance COVID-19 prevention […]

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FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab

FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration April 16 revoked the emergency use authorization that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients.  Based on its […]

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HHS announces COVID-19 grants for health center look-alikes; coverage outreach to Latinos

HHS announces COVID-19 grants for health center look-alikes; coverage outreach to Latinos tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 Health care providers designated as health center “look-alikes” by the federal Health Center Program may apply through May 14 for a portion of $145 million in grants to advance equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination, testing and treatment in underserved […]

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Coalition issues telehealth cybersecurity recommendations.

Coalition issues telehealth cybersecurity recommendations. tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 As health care organizations increasingly use telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) today released a report to help health care leaders assess and mitigate associated cybersecurity risks.  The council, a coalition that works with the government […]

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CDC reports 42% HIV rate in transgender women surveyed in 7 cities

CDC reports 42% HIV rate in transgender women surveyed in 7 cities tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 Four in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven U.S. cities in 2019-2020 were HIV positive, including nearly two-thirds of African American/Black and one-third of Hispanic/Latina respondents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week. The report summarizes […]

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Chair File: A New Chapter in the History of Vaccines

Chair File: A New Chapter in the History of Vaccines tjordan_drupal Apr 19, 2021 As we get ready to mark World Immunization Week (April 24-30), it’s an appropriate time to celebrate the incredible gift of vaccines. The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health partners across the globe […]

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FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab

FDA revokes emergency use authorization for monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab mcostello_drupal Apr 16, 2021 The Food and Drug Administration today revoked the emergency use authorization that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing […]

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OIG reminds providers in COVID-19 vaccine program not to charge recipients

OIG reminds providers in COVID-19 vaccine program not to charge recipients tjordan_drupal Apr 16, 2021 Health care providers participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program must administer the vaccines at no cost to recipients, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General yesterday reminded providers and the […]

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