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AMA, hospital group sue federal government over surprise billing law
December 9, 2021
The rule’s approach to surprise billing would “all but ensure that hospitals, physicians, and other providers will routinely be undercompensated by commercial insurers,” the groups said.
Feds launch COVID-19 worker vaccine mandates
November 4, 2021
The new rules are meant to preempt “any inconsistent state or local laws,” including bans and limits on employers’ authority to require vaccination, masks, or testing.
CDC recommends use of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds
May 13, 2021
ACIP voted 14-0 in favor of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in younger teens.
J&J COVID-19 vaccine wins unanimous backing of FDA panel
February 27, 2021
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is expected to offer more convenient dosing and be easier to distribute than the two rival products already available in the United States.
Dr. Fauci sees ‘wake-up call’ in emergence of new virus variants
February 1, 2021
“The virus will continue to mutate and will mutate for its own selective advantage,” said Anthony S. Fauci, MD.
President Biden kicks off health agenda with COVID actions, WHO outreach
January 21, 2021
President Biden issued an executive order requiring masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings.
HHS will drop buprenorphine waiver rule for most physicians
January 19, 2021
There were more than 83,000 deaths attributed to drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in June 2020.
Anaphylaxis cases after COVID-19 vaccine rising but still rare: CDC
January 7, 2021
Health care providers should be ready to treat rare cases of anaphylaxis following administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
CDC identifies next priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine
December 21, 2020
ACIP said the next priority group, Phase 1b, should consist of what it called frontline essential workers, a group of about 30 million, and adults aged 75 years and older, a group of about 21 million.
Second COVID-19 vaccine ready for use, CDC panel says
December 20, 2020
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine — the second now cleared for emergency use in the United States — was endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Dece...