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Nov 17, 2021
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. 
Nov 16, 2021
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.
Nov 16, 2021
Obstetrician-gynecologist Makunda Abdul-Mbacke, M.D., shares the challenges she faces in her rural Virginia community and her hopes for the future of rural health.
Nov 16, 2021
Community investments help foster the social and physical environments that support communities’ long-term health.
Nov 16, 2021
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. 
Nov 16, 2021
Nursing home visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times, according to updated guidance released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Nov 16, 2021
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.
Nov 16, 2021
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. 
Nov 16, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement three new ICD-10 diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status effective April 1, 2022.
Nov 16, 2021
Pfizer announced its formal request that the Food and Drug Administration authorize the emergency use of its PAXLOVID (PF-07321332; ritonavir) oral antiviral for combatting SARS-CoV-2.