Health Care

Home health agencies make legal case against CMS’ proposed cuts

Home health providers have set the stage for a legal fight if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalizes a proposal to cut home health Medicare reimbursement by 4.2% next year.  In comment letters to CMS, home health association leaders included findings from law firms hired to analyze the draft policy—though the leaders say …

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Judge rules CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart owe $650M in opioids suit

CLEVELAND — A federal judge in Cleveland awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national pharmacy chains CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, claiming the way they distributed opioids to customers caused severe harm to communities and created a public nuisance. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster said in …

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Diagnosis for 8.16.22: Checking the pulse of Florida health care news and policy

Welcome back to Diagnosis, a vertical that focuses on the crossroads of health care policy and politics. Here’s something to put on your radar. Medicaid expansion, which has long been a no-go in Florida and as well as other states controlled by Republicans, is starting to get a renewed look in other states that have …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Wrapping Up Summer’s Health News

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on Acast. You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Congress and President Joe Biden are officially on summer vacation, but they left behind a lot of health policy achievements. The president returned this week from his …

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Facebook takes down page for anti-vaccination organization run by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Meta on Wednesday took down the Facebook page and Instagram account for Children’s Health Defense, an anti-vaccination organization headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., due to what it referred to as repeated violations of its COVID-19 policy. A Meta spokesperson told The Hill that the page was taken down for “repeatedly violating our policies.” The …

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Texas Health Resources celebrates 25th anniversary – State of Reform

Joining of three hospital systems created healthcare organization that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources celebrates its 25th anniversary on this month, commemorating the coming together of three hospital systems – Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Health System and Arlington Memorial Hospital.   …

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Hillicon Valley — Lawmakers urge cyber updates in health

Lawmakers are pushing for cyber defenses to be strengthened in the health care sector after a spike in attacks.   Meanwhile, Google workers sent a petition to top executives with demands to protect workers and users after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this year. This is Hillicon Valley, detailing all you need …

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Health Care — White House ramping up monkeypox vaccine push

Heads up, you only have one day left to cast your ballot in the 2022 Kids Mullet Championships. And there are a lot of impressive (and adorable) candidates this year.  Today in health care, the Biden administration announced steps to enhance the monkeypox response with more vaccine doses and targeted allocation of resources to jurisdictions.  Welcome to …

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FTC Policy Paper Supports Agency’s Long-Held Position in Opposition to COPAs

Thursday, August 18, 2022 The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) competition mission extends beyond enforcing the antitrust laws. It has the authority to study competition law and policy questions, issue reports, and advise state, local, and foreign governments on the social benefits of private market competition. In this advisory capacity, the FTC has often weighed in …

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Alan Gerber named Sterling Professor of Political Science

Alan Gerber Alan Gerber, a pathbreaking scholar whose research has pioneered the application of experimental methods to political behavior, has been appointed Sterling Professor of Political Science effective July 1, in addition to previous appointments as director of The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) and professor of economics and statistics and data science. …

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