Monday, January 24, 2022

Website Accepting Orders for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Americans can now order online up to four free at-home tests for COVID-19, which the U.S. Postal Service will start shipping...

CDC Updates Consumer Mask Website to Emphasize Protection, Fit, and Comfort

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the consumer webpage describing the types of masks and respirators used...

CMS Issues Vaccine Rule Guidance for States Affected by SCOTUS Decision

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated interpretive guidance on its Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination...

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand...

CMS Vaccination Guidance on Hold for South Dakota, but Effective in Minnesota

​​South Dakota and surrounding states (Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana) are currently excluded from enforcement of the...

Opioid Treatment Programs: New Information for 2022

​The Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Physician Fee Schedule final rule includes information for Medicare-enrolled Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs): After the...
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Federal Court Halts CMS Vaccine Mandate Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on November 29, granted a preliminary injunction preventing the Centers for...

CDC Expands COVID-19 Booster Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for individuals who are...

American Rescue Plan Rural Payments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) via the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is releasing...

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