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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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Man’s mental health questioned in Vegas airport panic case

By KEN RITTERAugust 17, 2022 GMT 1 of 2 This undated Clark County Detention Center photo shows Stefan Mathias Hutchison, 33, of Oakland, Calif., following his arrest on charges that he breached security on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at Harry Reid International Airport, sparking panic among travelers, flight delays and cancellations. Las Vegas police say …

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Child dies from suspected case of brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, the state’s first

A child in Nebraska is suspected to have died from a rare case of brain-eating amoeba, health officials said Wednesday. If confirmed, it will be the first known death from Naegleria fowleri in the state’s history, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The child, a resident of Douglas County, which includes …

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East Bay man’s mental health questioned in Las Vegas airport panic case

By KEN RITTER | The Associated Press LAS VEGAS  — A defense attorney raised questions Wednesday about the mental health of his client, a California man accused of causing panic early Sunday during his second arrest in two days at busy Harry Reid International Airport. This undated Clark County Detention Center photo shows Stefan Mathias …

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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reports first confirmed case of monkeypox

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County has its first confirmed case of monkeypox, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Health officials say they are working with the patient, medical providers, and any possible contacts this person may have made. There have been 15 total cases in Kentucky so far, according to the CDC. The CDC …

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Stanford monkeypox case not sex-related, raising questions about transmission

A monkeypox case reported in the Bay Area adds to the growing evidence that people can contract the virus in multiple ways — and raises questions about just how easy it is to get infected during casual encounters with others. A case investigation released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that a …

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NY Reports 1st 2022 Case of Another Deadly Virus. This Time, It’s Not About You

If your heart sinks a little bit every time you hear New York announce a “first case” of something these days, you’re not alone. This latest development out of the Empire State needn’t make it sink further, but it is something of which state Department of Environmental Conservation officials urge you be aware. The agency …

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Man’s mental health questioned in Las Vegas airport panic case

(AP) – A defense attorney raised questions Wednesday about the mental health of his client, a California man accused of causing panic early Sunday during his second arrest in two days at busy Harry Reid International Airport. Stefan Mathias Hutchison, 33, of Oakland, stood in shackles as a Las Vegas judge granted his lawyer’s request …

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VA Digital Healthcare Playbook Highlights Health IT Optimization Case Studies

VA Digital Healthcare Playbook Highlights Health IT Optimization Case Studies

By Hannah Nelson August 17, 2022 – Phase one of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Digital Healthcare Playbook identifies health IT case studies that are helping transform patient care. The guide, created in collaboration with the Digital Medicine Society, intends to drive digital transformation and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration. VA notes in the playbook that current …

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