When the X-Waiver gets X’ed: Implications for hospitalists
February 17, 2021
Hospitalists can be leaders in further adopting buprenorphine as standard of care for people with OUD.
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.
Eliminating hepatitis by 2030: HHS releases new strategic plan
January 14, 2021
The United States “is currently facing unprecedented hepatitis A outbreaks, while progress in preventing hepatitis B has stalled, and hepatitis C rates nearly tripled.”
Feds to states: Give COVID-19 vaccine to 65+ and those with comorbidities
January 13, 2021
The federal government will also increase the number of sites eligible to receive vaccine – including some 13,000 federally qualified community health centers.
COVID-related harm to HCWs must be tracked more rigorously: NAS panel
December 15, 2020
Although the data are still limited, the prevalence of burnout and suicide points to a serious concern, according to the report.
Quick Byte: Global health before COVID-19
December 14, 2020
A glance back at global public health before COVID-19.
Biden chooses California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to head HHS
December 7, 2020
Although his public health experience is limited, he served on the Congressional Ways and Means Committee overseeing health-related issues.
SHM urges Congress to reverse changes in reimbursement rates under 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
December 4, 2020
“These cuts are coming at the exact wrong time,” said SHM CEO Dr. Eric Howell.
Medicare finalizes 2021 physician pay rule with E/M changes
December 3, 2020
“This finalized policy marks the most significant updates to E/M codes in 30 years, reducing burden on doctors imposed by the coding system and rewarding time spent evaluating and managing their patients’ care.”
CMS launches hospital-at-home program to free up hospital capacity
December 1, 2020
The agency will be giving more flexibility to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to provide hospital-level care.