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Jan 24, 2022
Hospital leaders and clinicians will join experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AHA and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Jan. 26 to discuss how health care professionals can work with their patients and communities to build trust in the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people.
Jan 24, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a conference call for health care providers Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. ET on the balance billing provisions of the No Surprises Act.
Jan 24, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved uses for Vekury (remdesivir) to include non-hospitalized patients aged 12 and older who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, weigh at least 88 pounds and are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.
Jan 24, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III
For the past two years, our hospital and health system teams have shown compassion and courage as they’ve worked tirelessly to care for our communities during the greatest public health challenge of our lifetime. To all of those on the front lines, we express our sincere gratitude for your continued efforts, commitment and resiliency.
Jan 21, 2022
A study by University of Chicago researchers reported in Health Affairs reviewed more than 40,000 electronic health record entries over a nearly two-year period from one urban academic medical center and found providers were 2.5 times more likely to use negative patient descriptors in EHRs for Black patients than for white patients.
Jan 21, 2022
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded 45 grants totaling $103 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to help health care providers and health professions schools implement evidence-based training and strategies to promote mental health, wellness and resilience in the health care workforce. 
Jan 21, 2022
According to data from 25 state and local health departments, adults who were unvaccinated against COVID-19 as the omicron variant emerged in December had nearly three times higher risk of infection than adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and five times higher risk than adults who had received a booster, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Jan 21, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology seeks comments through March 25 to inform potential future rulemaking on how the ONC Health IT Certification Program could incorporate standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria to reduce the burden of prior authorization.
Jan 21, 2022
The AHA voiced support for the Opioid Treatment Access Act (H.R. 6279), bipartisan legislation that would take steps to facilitate patients’ access to methadone treatment for opioid use disorder.
Jan 21, 2022 by Rick Pollack
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