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HHS Requests Hospital Data on Vaccinations for Health Care Personnel and Patients

​The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its guidance to hospitals on the reporting of COVID-19-related data. Specifically,...
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CMS Issues Roadmap for States to Address Social Determinants of Health

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states regarding strategies that address social determinants of health...

HHS Announces $22 Billion to Support Covid-19 Battle

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced two upcoming actions by the Centers for Disease Control and...
Rural health care

Congress makes New Rural Emergency Hospital Designation

The Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 included legislation establishing a rural emergency hospital (REH) designation under the Medicare program. The...

HRSA Announces $1 Million in Prizes for Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention Challenge

Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that fewer children received immunizations in 2020 compared to previous...
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Congress Passes Surprise Medical Billing Legislation

​Beginning January 1, 2022, patients will be protected from surprise medical bills that could arise from out-of-network emergency care,...

Medicare Provisions in the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

​President Trump signed the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 after it was passed by Congress. The...

COVID-19 Provisions in the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

Congress passed the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, President Trump signed the bill on December 27, 2020. The legislation includes...

HHS Begins Phase 3 COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Distribution

​The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the completed review of the Phase 3...

AHA, AMA and ANA Release Letter Urging Health Care Workers to get COVID-19 Vaccine

Earlier this week, the  American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) released...

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