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The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week released recommendations to help organizations receiving FEMA COVID-19 public assistance document and account for disaster costs, comply with federal procurement standards and safeguard personally identifiable information. Under the federal emergency declarations for COVID-19, government entities and certain private non-profit organizations, such as hospitals and health systems, may apply for
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 61 applicants for the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration, a four-year Medicare payment model beginning this month for selected health care providers who agree to participate. Participants will test whether a new care management fee and performance-based incentive payment for OUD treatment services reduces hospitalizations and improves
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Pfizer today said it is seeking an amended emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, requesting that the Food and Drug Administration allow its use for individuals between 12 and 15 years old. The request follows last week’s release of late-trial data affirming the vaccine’s safety for that age group, along with 100% effectiveness in preventing
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When Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, lawmakers’ attention will turn to one of the largest infrastructure spending packages in our nation’s history.  The legislation that President Biden outlined last week would focus on the repair and replacement of roads, bridges and transit systems. We believe that any comprehensive infrastructure plan must also include
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Fifty-three organizations began participating April 1 in the first performance year of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced today. Organizations that applied and deferred their start date will start the model on Jan. 1, 2022, if they continue to meet the model’s requirements, but the agency
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Learn how hospital and health system leaders such as Neil Gomes, system senior vice president of digital and human experiences at CommonSpirit Health, are looking beyond the pandemic to address long-standing vulnerabilities in the health care supply chain during crisis situations. Watch the 10-minute video, part of AHA’s Transformation Talks series on strategies for reimagining health
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit yesterday affirmed a district court decision rejecting an Albuquerque physician practice’s claims that Presbyterian Healthcare Services engaged in exclusionary or anticompetitive conduct under the Sherman Act. The AHA in September filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of that decision.  “Vertically integrated health care delivery systems offer the
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