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Sep 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021. Under the rule, net payments for LTCHs will decrease by 1.1% (-$40 million) relative to FY 2020 payments.
Sep 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that will increase Medicare inpatient prospective payment system rates by a net 2.9% in fiscal year 2021, compared to FY 2020, for hospitals that are meaningful users of electronic health records and submit quality measure data.
Sep 1, 2020
The AHA, joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges and several member hospitals, asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear a July 17 decision by a three-judge panel that upheld the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to reduce payments for hospital outpatient services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments grandfathered under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
Sep 1, 2020
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released for public comment a discussion draft of a preliminary framework to assist policymakers in planning for equitable allocation of a vaccine against COVID-19.
Sep 1, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration further expanded the authorized use of remdesivir for treating COVID-19 patients, the agency announced. Now, remdesivir can be used for all admitted COVID-19 patients, confirmed or suspected, whether on oxygen, off oxygen or intubated.
Aug 28, 2020
Two new case studies highlight how hospitals and health systems are customizing care for older adult patients.
Aug 28, 2020
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released shows an increase between 2018 and 2019 in rates of suspected nonfatal drug overdoses involving opioids, cocaine and amphetamines, and of polydrug overdoses co-involving opioids and amphetamines that were treated in the emergency department.
Aug 28, 2020
State Opioid Response and Tribal Opioid Response grant programs are receiving the first of two rounds of funds totaling $1.5 billion, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced.
Aug 28, 2020
Clinicians who may see patients from areas affected by Hurricane Laura should maintain a high level of suspicion for carbon monoxide poisoning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance.