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Apr 8, 2021
Public health departments that receive certain federal grants to prevent opioid overdoses can now use those funds to purchase fentanyl test strips, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced.
Apr 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how crucial technology is for health care delivery, but individuals without broadband access cannot access digital health options. Other individuals may struggle to comprehend information in digital formats.
Apr 8, 2021
The Department of Labor yesterday released FAQs, model notices and other guidance for employers
Apr 7, 2021
Minority Health Month (April) and Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17) provide an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to discuss childbirth risks for communities of color.
Apr 7, 2021
In this blog post, Terrence Cunningham, AHA director of administrative simplification policy, highlights how United HealthCare’s Designated Diagnostic Provider program could reduce patient access to care and choice of provider, as well as subject patients to a higher risk of an unanticipated medical bill.
Apr 7, 2021
Twenty organizations, including the AHA, last week urged congressional appropriators to provide $485 million in fiscal year 2022 funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program.
Apr 7, 2021
Just over 528,000 people selected a 2021 health plan through the federally facilitated marketplace between Feb. 15 and March 31 during the special enrollment period created in response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today.
Apr 7, 2021
Nearly 80% of prekindergarten through 12th grade teachers, school staff and child care workers had received at least their first COVID-19 shot by April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday.
Apr 7, 2021
Leaders from Henry Ford Health System and the Islamic Center of America discuss their collaboration to increase vaccinations in the Muslim community around Detroit, and the cultural and logistical factors they considered to make their effort successful.
Apr 7, 2021
The National Academy of Medicine today released a discussion paper examining the experiences of hospitals and health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, and opportunities to leverage the lessons of COVID-19 to support performance improvements to the sector more broadly.