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A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House that would allow hospitals and health systems to access quickly the remaining funds from the Provider Relief Fund and give them more flexibility in how and when the funds can be used.
In part 1 of this two-part series, Ruby Kirby, CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare Bolivar Hospital and West Tennessee Healthcare Camden Hospital, shares her insights on how rural hospitals are working to eliminate health inequities and disparities in their communities, including tactics for healthier eating and exercise.
The AHA has joined the Children’s Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a partner in Sound the Alarm for Kids, an initiative urging Congress to enact legislation and increase funding to better support mental health for children and teens.
Twelve states filed a federal lawsuit in Louisiana challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ interim final rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including hospitals and health systems.
To ensure that COVID-19 tests work as intended, the Food and Drug Administration will now enforce premarket review requirements for laboratory developed tests, reversing the prior administration’s policy, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced.