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States Have Yet to Spend Hundreds of Millions of Federal Dollars to Tackle Covid Health Disparities

May 18, 2022 at 07:28 pm by pj

By Phil Galewitz and Lauren Weber and Sam Whitehead, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration in March 2021 announced it was investing $2.25 billi.... Read More

As Overdoses Soar, More States Decriminalize Fentanyl Testing Strips

May 08, 2022 at 07:39 pm by pj

By Andy Miller, Kaiser Health News With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk. An amendment sudde.... Read More

What’s Next if ‘Roe v. Wade’ Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict Abortion

May 04, 2022 at 10:37 am by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  If the Supreme Court’s conservative majority affirms the leaked decision overturning abortion rights in the U.S., th.... Read More

Historic ‘Breach’ Puts Abortion Rights Supporters and Opponents on Alert for Upcoming Earthquake

May 04, 2022 at 10:35 am by pj

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  For an eventuality that’s been forecast and fought over for decades, no one truly has any idea what would happen if.... Read More

On the Steps of the Supreme Court, Tears and Glee, Bitterness and Smiles

May 04, 2022 at 10:33 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, emotions were raw on the sidewalks and street separating the U.S. Capitol and the Supr.... Read More

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 23, 2022 at 10:05 am by pj

By Sam Whitehead and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News  The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcom.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals

Apr 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by pj

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).... Read More

Federal Judge in Florida Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate for Travel

Apr 18, 2022 at 02:45 pm by pj

Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a US District Judge in Florida, has struck down the CDC mask mandate for public transportation, including planes and trains. The judge’s order.... Read More

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:46 am by pj

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More

New Laws Let Visitors See Loved Ones in Health Care Facilities, Even in an Outbreak

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:07 am by pj

By Stephanie Colombini, WUSF, Kaiser Health News Jean White’s mother has dementia and moved into a memory care facility near Tampa, Florida, just as coronavirus lo.... Read More

HHS Takes Actions to Promote Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Apr 11, 2022 at 06:42 pm by pj

CMS Proposed Rule Seeks Feedback on Staffing Standards and Health Equity The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursi.... Read More

American Nurses Association Reveals Top Federal Legislative Priorities

Apr 10, 2022 at 06:13 pm by pj

By LYNNE JETER   Health System Transformation Eclipses Other Issues  The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently unveiled its leading federal legislative prior.... Read More

CMS Returning to Certain Pre-COVID-19 Policies in Long-term Care and Other Facilities

Apr 07, 2022 at 05:04 pm by pj

 Actions continue to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to continue to protec.... Read More

Patients’ Perilous Months-Long Waiting for Medicaid Coverage Is a Sign of What’s to Come

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:17 pm by pj

By Bram Sable-Smith and Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News  Korra Elliott has tried to avoid seeing a doctor while waiting to get on Medicaid. She worrie.... Read More

Insulin Copay Cap Passes House Hurdle, But Senate Looks for a Broader Bill

Apr 05, 2022 at 11:10 pm by pj

By Michael McAuliff, Kaiser Health News  The chances of passing election-year legislation to help people afford insulin — which weeks ago seemed mired in poli.... Read More

Did You Know? ADA/Civil Rights Act Issues in Health Care

Mar 14, 2022 at 11:46 pm by pj

By Karen Davila, Florida Healthcare Law Firm Do you have any patients who are deaf/hard of hearing? Visually impaired? If so, you must provide equal access to communicat.... Read More

The CDC’s New Guidelines on Covid Risk and Masking Send Confounding Signals

Mar 10, 2022 at 10:22 am by pj

By Colleen DeGuzman, Kaiser Health News When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month unveiled updated covid-19 guidelines that relaxed masking re.... Read More

HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free in the US. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?

Mar 09, 2022 at 03:00 pm by pj

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  Anthony Cantu, 31, counsels patients at a San Antonio health clinic about a daily pill shown to prevent HIV infection. Last sum.... Read More

Medical Boards Pressured to Let It Slide When Doctors Spread Covid Misinformation

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:18 pm by pj

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News  Tennessee’s Board of Medical Examiners unanimously adopted in September a statement that said doc.... Read More

Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:05 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News    The Biden administration and state officials are bracing for a great unwinding: millions of people losing th.... Read More