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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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A patient at St. John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles receives a monkeypox vaccine, August 10, 2022.

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

The Biden administration this month declared the outbreak of monkeypox, a virus spreading disproportionately among men who have sex with men and their sexual networks, a public health emergency. Not wanting to reproduce the kind of anti-gay stigma seen during the early AIDS crisis, some argue that articulating which group is at highest risk for …

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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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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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Two Denver recovery clinics helping to supplement behavioral health care access in Summit County soon to become neighbors

The door to the new Front Range Clinic and Mile High Behavioral Healthcare space is pictured on the afternoon of Thursday, August 18, 2022. The two Denver healthcare providers have partnered together with the help of Building Hope to bring addiction recovery and behavioral health services to Summit County. Eiliana Wright/Summit Daily News The end …

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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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Sen. John Cornyn discusses federal grant expanding Pharr Mental Health Unit

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will hold a press conference Thursday morning to highlight legislation that is providing enhanced mental health services in Pharr.  The press conference will start at 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed in this article. Can’t see the video, click here.  Cornyn’s Justice and Mental Health Reauthorization Act reauthorizes grant programs for …

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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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Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it contributes to a growing body of evidence aimed at estimating the risk-attributable burden for specific cancers nationally, internationally, and globally,” Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and …

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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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