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Trump Administration Issues Key Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments

Apr 03, 2020 at 12:34 am by pj

Frontline data informs new CMS/CDC guidance to help fight against COVID-19  At the direction of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),.... Read More

Governor DeSantis Finally Orders Residents To Stay Home

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:42 am by pj

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)   Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  With pressure mounting fr.... Read More

More Than 5,000 Surgery Centers Can Now Serve As Makeshift Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:25 am by pj

(EyeEm/Getty Images)   Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and Cara Anthony  The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery cente.... Read More

Clarification: Department of Labor's Definition of Health Care Provider

Mar 30, 2020 at 01:27 am by pj

With new Department of Labor regulations comes the question, 'who exactly is a health care provider?'     The question has been answered by the DOL on Saturda.... Read More

Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

Mar 28, 2020 at 03:09 pm by pj

  Action comes to aid providers and suppliers facing challenges in responding to COVID-19 pandemic The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing.... Read More

CMS Announces New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in Light of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 at 06:27 pm by pj

  Inspection at Kirkland facility inform Agency’s move to further focused inspection process Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an.... Read More

Attorney General Barr Urges Public to Report COVID-19 Fraud

Mar 23, 2020 at 01:53 am by pj

  Attorney General William P. Barr is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center.... Read More

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020 at 05:49 pm by pj

  Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced unprecedented relief for the clinicians, providers, and facilities participating in Medicare qu.... Read More

CMS Releases Recommendations on Adult Elective Surgeries, Non-Essential Medical, Surgical Procedures 

Mar 18, 2020 at 10:03 pm by pj

  Earlier today at the White House Task Force Press Briefing, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all elective surgeries, non-essential.... Read More

CMS Approves Florida's 1135 Medicaid Waiver for Greater Flexibility in COVID-19 Response

Mar 18, 2020 at 02:36 am by pj

  On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation a national emergency.   This bold action enables the Centers for Medicare.... Read More

CMS Issues Guidance to Help Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Respond to COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020 at 12:36 am by pj

  Agency provides flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive unnecessary barriers that could prevent access to care   Today, the Centers for Medi.... Read More

New Federal Rules Will Let Patients Put Medical Records On Smartphones

Mar 10, 2020 at 08:54 pm by pj

(Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration; Getty Images)   Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News and Erika Fry, Fortune March 9, 2020   Federal officials on Monday released gro.... Read More

CMS Issues Key Protective Mask Guidance for Healthcare Workers

Mar 10, 2020 at 07:43 pm by pj

  Guidance expands types of facemasks healthcare workers can use to protect themselves and patients   Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.... Read More

HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data

Mar 10, 2020 at 04:53 pm by pj

Final rules require access to health information, spur innovation and aim to end information blocking The U.S. Department of H.... Read More

Medical Cannabis in Nursing Homes: A battle between Federal and State law

Mar 08, 2020 at 04:15 pm by pj

  By MICHAEL PATTERSON   As more states legalize the use of medical cannabis, the stigma around cannabis for medical purposes continues to decline. However, since.... Read More

Not All CBD is Created the Same, So Florida Steps in to Regulate

Mar 06, 2020 at 04:33 pm by pj

  By DR. CORLISS OLIVER   In 1937, the U.S. government passed the Marijuana Tax Act which imposed heavy taxes on cannabis and hemp products. Prior to 1937, mariju.... Read More

As Coronavirus Cases Grow, So Does Scrutiny Of Nursing Home Infection Plans

Mar 05, 2020 at 02:30 pm by pj

(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)   Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is ordering health inspectors to foc.... Read More

Scalpels Out: Democrats Make Slashing Attacks On Health Care Plans

Feb 20, 2020 at 04:00 pm by pj

  Democratic presidential candidates (from left) Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pet.... Read More

In Fierce Debate, Democratic Candidates Expand Health Agenda Arguments

Feb 10, 2020 at 12:21 am by pj

Democratic presidential candidates (left to right) Andrew Yang, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Eliz.... Read More

Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D: Hopes for Better Coverage, More Access, Improved Transparency

Feb 05, 2020 at 09:36 pm by pj

  Proposed rule and Advance Notice continue to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (C.... Read More