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Next Showdown in Congress: Protecting Workers vs. Protecting Employers in the Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020 at 01:02 pm by pj

By Christina Jewett and Melissa Bailey Congressional leaders are squaring off over the next pandemic relief bill in a debate over whom Congress should step up.... Read More

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits

Jul 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm by pj

(DigitalVision/Getty Images) By Melissa Bailey and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News James “Mike” Anderson was a hospital employee in suburban.... Read More

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspots

Jul 10, 2020 at 08:55 pm by pj

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the agency’s targeted approach to provide additional resources to nursing homes in coronavirus disease 2.... Read More

High Court Allows Employers To Opt Out Of ACA’s Mandate On Birth Control Coverage

Jul 09, 2020 at 03:00 pm by pj

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)   By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The Supreme Court Wednesday settled — at least for now — a decade’s w.... Read More

CMS Proposes Medicare Payment Changes to Support Increased At-home Dialysis

Jul 06, 2020 at 06:00 pm by pj

Rule proposes improved process to pay for innovative dialysis equipment and support home dialysis for Medicare’s most vulnerable population   The Administrat.... Read More

Healthcare Price Transparency Act Introduced

Jun 30, 2020 at 09:59 pm by pj

Legislation codifies Trump Administration's hospital and insurance price transparency rules.   In a move to empower patients and lower health-care costs, today U.S. Sen.... Read More

Supreme Court, Rejecting Restrictive La. Law, Refuses To Roll Back Abortion Rights

Jun 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm by pj

(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  In a decision certain to roil the fall elections, a Supreme Court with a majority of anti-ab.... Read More

U.S. Medicaid Costs Will Hit $1 Trillion by 2027

Jun 25, 2020 at 05:16 pm by pj

  As millions of Americans file for unemployment insurance and joblessness in danger of approaching 1930`s levels amid coronavirus outbreak, the skyrocketing costs of th.... Read More

As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

Jun 23, 2020 at 02:44 pm by pj

(Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)   Rachana Pradhan Kaiser Health News In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Labor.... Read More

CMS Announces Membership of Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety, Quality in Nursing Homes

Jun 20, 2020 at 06:50 pm by pj

  Today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the MITRE Corporation has published the membership of the independent Coronavirus Commiss.... Read More

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Advance Program Reopened to Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

Jun 16, 2020 at 11:02 am by pj

   WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economi.... Read More

SBA and Treasury Announce New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program  

Jun 15, 2020 at 10:35 am by pj

  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Pro.... Read More

Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities

Jun 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm by pj

  New recommendations provide guidance to health systems and patients as COVID-19 cases decline The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a g.... Read More

FDA Approves Antibiotic for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia

Jun 08, 2020 at 08:03 pm by pj

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Recarbrio (a combination of imipenem-cilastatin and relebactam) to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-as.... Read More

SBA Enacting Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Jun 08, 2020 at 10:46 am by pj

  The Small Business Admisistration is enacting the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act.       Upcoming Proc.... Read More

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspections Results Available on Nursing Home Compare

Jun 04, 2020 at 04:45 pm by pj

   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting the first set of underlying coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nursing home data. On April 19,.... Read More

Judges Try To Balance Legal Rights And Courtroom Health Amid COVID-19

Jun 04, 2020 at 02:09 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration/Getty Images)   Brian Krans, Kaiser Health News It’s tough getting people to report for jury duty in normal times. It’s even harder durin.... Read More

CMS Unveils Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data, Inspection Results

Jun 01, 2020 at 10:01 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled enhanced enforcement for nursing homes with violations of longstanding infection control practices. Thi.... Read More

Changes Announced to Medicare Advantage and Part D for Better Coverage and Increased Access for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 28, 2020 at 02:00 pm by pj

  Final Rule continues to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized requirements that.... Read More

CMS Announces Lower Out of Pocket Insulin Costs for Medicare’s Seniors

May 26, 2020 at 02:36 pm by pj

  Across the nation, 88 Part D Sponsors applied to the Part D Senior Savings Model to offer enhanced plans with a maximum $35 copay for a broad set of insulins beginning.... Read More