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AHA blog: Study on Provider Relief Fund uses arbitrary data to make incomplete conclusions

AHA blog: Study on Provider Relief Fund uses arbitrary data to make incomplete conclusions tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 A recent study published in JAMA Health Forum that examines CARES Act Provider Relief Funds allocated to health care providers misses the point of those payments and makes arbitrary choices about which payments to include, writes Ashley Thompson, […]

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House holds hearing on AHA-supported bill to support front-line health care workers

House holds hearing on AHA-supported bill to support front-line health care workers tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing on a number of bills to bolster the health care workforce, including the AHA-supported Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667). Named for a doctor […]

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Moody’s: Labor shortages continue to erode hospitals’ financial performance

Moody’s: Labor shortages continue to erode hospitals’ financial performance tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 A shortage of nurses and other workers are driving up costs for hospitals and will continue to erode their financial performance into 2022, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service on the impact of labor shortages and cost pressures on […]

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AHA-supported bill would remove Medicare’s lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric days

AHA-supported bill would remove Medicare’s lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric days tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., have introduced the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act (S. 3061/H.R. 5674), AHA-supported legislation that would eliminate the Medicare program’s 190-day lifetime limit […]

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Microsoft update on nation-state actor issued

Microsoft update on nation-state actor issued tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 Microsoft on Sunday posted an update on the latest activity by Nobelium, a Russian nation-state actor behind cyberattacks on SolarWinds customers in 2020. “This recent activity is another indicator that Russia is trying to gain long-term, systematic access to a variety of points in the technology […]

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CDC names Center for Preparedness and Response director

CDC names Center for Preparedness and Response director tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Henry Walke, M.D., to direct its Center for Preparedness and Response effective Nov. 7. Walke most recently served as incident manager for CDC’s COVID-19 response and before that directed the Division of Preparedness and […]

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CDC: No increased mortality risk among COVID-19 vaccine recipients

CDC: No increased mortality risk among COVID-19 vaccine recipients tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 In a study comparing 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine recipients with 4.6 million demographically similar unvaccinated persons, recipients of the Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen vaccines had lower non-COVID-19 mortality risk than did the unvaccinated comparison groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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FDA recommends authorizing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in 5-11 age group

FDA recommends authorizing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in 5-11 age group tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee today voted to recommend an emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11. The agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, by a 17-1 vote, agreed that the […]

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Study on Provider Relief Fund uses arbitrary data to make incomplete conclusions

Study on Provider Relief Fund uses arbitrary data to make incomplete conclusions tjordan_drupal Oct 26, 2021 A recent study published in JAMA Health Forum (“Association Between COVID-19 Relief Funds and Hospital Characteristics in the U.S.”) that examines CARES Act Provider Relief Funds allocated to health care providers misses the point of those payments and makes […]

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EEOC updates employer guidance on religious objections to COVID-19 vaccines

EEOC updates employer guidance on religious objections to COVID-19 vaccines tjordan_drupal Oct 25, 2021 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws.  Title VII of the Civil […]

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