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Oct 7, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has modified its COVID-19 blanket waiver for Medicare-dependent hospitals (MDHs) to include hospitals that became newly classified as MDHs during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Oct 7, 2021
The AHA released a new issue of the COVID-19 Snapshot, underscoring the persisting challenges facing hospitals and health systems during the ongoing public health emergency.
Oct 7, 2021
Pfizer announced that it has formally requested that the Food and Drug Administration amend its COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization to allow vaccinations of children between the ages of 5 and 11.
Oct 6, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded cities, counties, states and community organizations $2.21 billion in fiscal year 2021 grants to support medical and support services, including medications, for people with low income who have HIV. 
Oct 6, 2021
The frequency of anxiety and depression symptoms among U.S. adults increased after August 2020 and peaked during December 2020 and January 2021, mirroring the national weekly number of new COVID-19 cases, according to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 6, 2021
Health care providers registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration must use the new single-sheet form to order schedule I and II controlled substances, effective Oct. 30, the agency announced.
Oct 6, 2021
The rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant “continues to exacerbate the shortage of hospital workers, hampering recruitment and retention, driving up wages and weighing on hospitals' profitability,” according to a report released by Moody’s Investors Service. 
Oct 6, 2021
As recommended by the AHA, the Food and Drug Administration proposed revising 2016 draft guidance to allow hospital and health system pharmacies that are not outsourcing facilities to distribute compounded drug products to any health care facility in the same system without first receiving a valid prescription or order for an individual patient. Previously the guidance limited this allowance to facilities within a one-mile radius. 
Oct 6, 2021
The AHA urged congressional leaders to include in year-end legislation provisions to extend the moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts and to prevent the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (Statutory PAYGO) sequester from taking effect at the end of this session of Congress. 
Oct 5, 2021
Within the Grand Rapids, Mich., community, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated already worrisome increases in behavioral health needs and suicide ideation among children.