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Florida Senate Passes COVID-19 Liability Protections for businesses and Healthcare Providers

Mar 23, 2021 at 04:17 pm by pj

The bill protects businesses and health care providers from unscrupulous or opportunistic lawsuits related to the COVID-19 pandemic The Florida Senate has passed Senat.... Read More

Proposed Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:43 pm by pj

    By MICHAEL R. LOWE, BRIAN C. EVANDER, AND SARA D. MCLAUGHLIN   On December 10, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced propose.... Read More

Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:22 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and maj.... Read More

Under New Cost-Cutting Medicare Rule, Same Surgery, Same Place, Different Bill

Mar 23, 2021 at 01:12 pm by pj

  By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News   A cost-saving change in Medicare launched in the final days of the Trump administration will cut payments to hospitals.... Read More

Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health

Mar 18, 2021 at 05:56 pm by pj

  By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News Acknowledging that chronic underfunding of public health contributed significantly to the nation’s fragmented respons.... Read More

Ophthalmologists, Other Physician Groups Vigorously Opposing Proposed Legislation  

Mar 18, 2021 at 01:14 pm by pj

  During the last week of January, State Sen. Manny Diaz and Rep. Alex Rizo filed Senate Bill 876 and House Bill 631 respectively, to once again attempt to expand the sc.... Read More

New Medicare Ruling Speeds Approval of Innovative Healthcare Technology

Mar 16, 2021 at 04:21 pm by pj

A new Medicare coverage pathway, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT), will provide national Medicare coverage for breakthrough devices as soon as the Food and Dr.... Read More

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Mar 16, 2021 at 01:25 am by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News   President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the g.... Read More

Sorting Out How Politics, Policies Figure in Flap Over New York Nursing Home Covid Death Rates

Mar 02, 2021 at 02:10 pm by pj

  Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News The plaudits have faded for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once hailed as a paragon of pandemic governing, he’s since come und.... Read More

Becerra Has Long Backed Single-Payer. That Doesn’t Mean It Will Happen if He’s HHS Secretary.

Mar 01, 2021 at 10:09 pm by pj

  Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News    “Becerra supports Bernie’s government takeover of your health care, eliminating your employer-provided c.... Read More

Biden’s Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

Mar 01, 2021 at 09:00 pm by pj

  Carey Goldberg, WBUR, Kaiser Health News   In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a t.... Read More

Covid Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

Feb 25, 2021 at 11:13 am by pj

  Lauren Weber and Hannah Recht, Kaiser Health News Many covid vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disabili.... Read More

Why Biden Has a Chance to Cut Deals With Red State Holdouts on Medicaid

Feb 18, 2021 at 05:11 pm by pj

  Noam N. Levey , Kaiser Health News   President Joe Biden has an unexpected opening to cut deals with red states to expand Medicaid, raising the prospect th.... Read More

Counterfeit N95 Scam Widens as Senator Demands FTC Investigation

Feb 16, 2021 at 03:16 am by pj

  By Christina Jewett and Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News    A key U.S. senator is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate N95.... Read More

Hard Bargain: Biden and Congress Agree on Basic Relief, but Chasms Remain on Covid Plan

Feb 04, 2021 at 06:30 pm by pj

  Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News    President Joe Biden and a group of Republicans agreed this week on how much Congress should spend on vaccine distr.... Read More

States Move Ahead With Canada Drug Importation While Awaiting Signal From Biden

Feb 02, 2021 at 04:54 pm by pj

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  Florida, Colorado and several New England states are moving ahead with efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada, a pol.... Read More

Four Vital Health Issues, Not Tied to Covid, That Congress Addressed in Massive Spending Bill

Jan 28, 2021 at 04:43 pm by pj

    Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News Late last month, before President Joe Biden took office and proposed his pandemic relief plan, Congress passed a nearly.... Read More

After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

Jan 21, 2021 at 06:08 pm by pj

  By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem.... Read More

CMS Final Rule Addresses the Prior Authorization Process

Jan 15, 2021 at 09:51 pm by pj

  Final rule gives providers access to patient treatment histories, and streamlines prior authorization to improve patient experience and alleviate burden for health car.... Read More

Even With Senate Control, Democrats Will Need Buy-In From GOP on Key Health Priorities

Jan 12, 2021 at 04:10 pm by pj

  By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News     Democrats have argued for more generous pandemic relief, more pressure on drugmakers to lower prices and.... Read More