Post-AcuteBetter Care Better Jobs Act Introduced in Congress
The bill would enhance funding for home care and expand access to services.
Supply ChainNew Report Details Federal Spending on Medical Supplies
The federal government buys a wide range of medical supplies, including hospital beds, surgical instruments, defibrillators, bandages, needles, and syringes.
Clinical CareThe Tests Are Vital. But Congress Decided that Regulation Is Not.
Money and lobbying help shield lab-developed tests, including prenatal screenings, from heightened federal scrutiny.
PayerNumbers Don't Lie. Biden Kept His Promise on Improving Obamacare.
Observers offer 'an unequivocal yes,' to the question of whether Biden has met his campaign promise.
Revenue CycleNo Surprises Act IDR Process Utilized Far More Than Expected
High volume has created a backlog that federal departments have to sift through to review and process disputes.
Post-AcuteCongressional Action Needed to Support Aging Services
LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan says the healthcare sector is not prepared for the influx of older adults in 2030.
Post-AcuteNursing Homes Need $11.3B Annually to Meet Proposed Staffing Minimum
It was previously estimated that 187,000 caregivers would be needed, costing $10 billion annually.
PayerDoD Awards $136B TRICARE Managed Care Contracts
The T-5 MCS Contracts launch in 2024.
TechnologyFHIR APIs Will Accelerate Patient Information Access in 2023
In a lengthy interview with HealthLeaders, ONC Chief Micky Tripathi says simplified data exchange will benefit providers, patients, and even...
InnovationOmnibus Bill Would Extend Telehealth Waivers, Hospital at Home Program
A bill before Congress would, if passed, continue COVID-era Medicare telehealth waivers until the end of 2024, while also extending...
FinanceHealthcare Associations Ask Gov’t Leaders To Help Stem The Financial Crisis Plaguing NY Hospitals
"Three out of five hospitals are underwater, and the fourth is on thin ice," says Bea Grause, RN, JD, president,...
NursingPro-Nursing Bills Advance in Lame Duck Congress
One bill would remove federal practice barriers for NPs. The other bill would restore collective bargaining rights for VA clinicians.