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Aug 18, 2022
Stacy Bank, M.D., medical director of University of Utah Health’s Intensive Outpatient Clinic, and Chad Westover, CEO of University of Utah Health Plans, discuss how they’re providing wraparound medical and social care to some of the health system’s most at-risk patients.
Aug 18, 2022
Jurisdictions that have used 90% of their JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine supply and are administering the vaccine intradermally to adults can begin ordering additional vaccine Monday, when the Department of Health and Human Services will release an additional 11.8 million doses to administer to high-…
Aug 18, 2022
In mid-December, hospitals will transition to reporting COVID-19 data via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network, which will assume responsibility for collecting the data when the Department of Health and Human Services’ contract with TeleTracking…
Aug 17, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services Monday began accepting orders from states and other jurisdictions for a portion of 442,000 additional doses of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine. To stretch available doses up to five fold, the Food and Drug Administration last week issued an emergency use…
Aug 17, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should vacate the 2022 outpatient prospective payment system rule insofar as it sets a payment rate for 340B hospitals that is lower than the generally applicable payment rate of Average Sales Price plus 6%, AHA told the court yesterday.
Aug 17, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new webpage with resources and guidance related to the dispute resolution process under the No Surprises Act, including guidance for disputing parties and a walk-through of the federal portal. CMS also has added functionality to…
Aug 16, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today approved state plan amendments allowing Hawaii, Maryland and Ohio to extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Aug 16, 2022
Tune into this Sept 8 educational webinar at 1 p.m. ET for an overview of the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, the application process and best practices hospitals should follow to achieve health equity.
Aug 16, 2022
The AHA and Association of American Medical Colleges late yesterday filed an amicus brief in support of the federal government’s motion for preliminary injunction for an Idaho law, which is slated to go into effect Aug. 25. At issue is whether the state law can coexist with the federal Emergency…
Aug 16, 2022
Some commercial insurer policies may hurt patients, contribute to clinician burnout and drive up the cost of care, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack notes in an advertorial published today in the Wall Street Journal.