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Judge orders HHS to eliminate Medicare claims appeals backlog

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to eliminate the backlog of pending Medicare claims appeals at the...

Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which intends to overhaul drug development and accelerate new cures...
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CMS study finds that national health spending grew 5.8 percent in 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says overall health spending grew by 5.8 percent last year, the result of increased use and...

HHS OCR warns of phishing email aimed at HIPAA covered entities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) reports that a phishing email is being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead under the...

AHA: Urge senators to support 21st Century Cures Act

The American Hospital Association is urging members to contact their U.S. senators and urge them to support the revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R....
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AHA president pens letter to Trump outlining 5 key health care focus areas

American Hospital Association (AHA) President Rick Pollack sent a four-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the organization looks forward to working...
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AHA releases vulnerable communities report

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released its highly-anticipated Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities Report. The report is the culmination of...
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Trump nominates HHS secretary, CMS administrator

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and...

House expected to vote Wednesday on 21st Century Cures Act

The U.S. House is expected to take action Wednesday on a revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which is intended to overhaul drug...
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U.S. Senate passes telemedicine bill

A bill requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to study technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models and the ability of...