The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 1 issued its calendar year 2024 final rule for the home health prospective payment system, which will increase home health payments by a net $140 million, or 0.8%, in calendar year 2024, relative to the year prior.
Martha Twaddle, M.D., medical director for palliative medicine and supportive care at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and chair of the 2023 Circle of Life Award committee, speaks with this year’s three honorees about what drives them to overcome barriers in palliative care and how to build trust and relationships during difficult times.
From Nov. 1 through Jan. 15, individuals and families can enroll in or change their health coverage options through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs Oct. 31 issued a call to action and toolkit to help policymakers, health care and human services professionals, and others support adolescent health and well-being.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., will travel to colleges throughout November to inspire people to incorporate moments of connection into their daily lives to help improve their health and well-being.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Oct. 31 launched a campaign to help hospital leaders assess and improve their policies and practices to support health care worker well-being.
The Food and Drug Administration the week of Oct. 23 cleared for marketing the first over-the-counter test to detect fentanyl in urine.
President Biden Oct. 30 directed federal agencies to take certain actions to protect Americans from the potential risks of artificial intelligence systems while promoting innovation and competition.
The Department of Health and Human Services Oct. 27 urged Merck and Pfizer to work with private insurers to maintain access to their COVID-19 oral antiviral medications as they transition from federal to commercial distribution, beginning Nov. 1.
The Department of Health and Human Services Oct. 30 released a proposed rule intended to create disincentives for health care providers to interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information.