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LeadingAge: Bill would establish new CBI-SNP demonstration program

LeadingAge says a bill introduced by Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa would establish a new Community-Based...

Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary

The U.S. Senate early Friday confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Senators voted...

VNAA says MedPAC may recommend rate reductions for home health care,...

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) says the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has again passed payment and policy recommendations for Medicare home...

Judge rejects HHS’s motion to reconsider order compelling agency to reduce...

A federal judge has rejected a request by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reconsinder his order to eliminate the backlog...

HHS extends HealthCare.gov signup deadline to Dec. 19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for consumers to sign up for marketplace health care coverage. Because of...

HHS: ACA drops SD’s uninsured rate by 18 percent

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the uninsured rate in South Dakota has fallen by 18 percent since the Affordable Care...

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...

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....

AHA shares policy principles for new post-acute care PPS with HHS

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has shared policy principles for new post-acute care PPS with HHS with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...