New Mexico Medical Cannabis Companies
Information on The List was obtained from the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program and could not be independently verified by Albuquerque Business First. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Companies
Information on The List was obtained from the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program and could not be independently verified by Albuquerque Business First. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

South Africa: Registration for Covid-19 Vaccine Now Open for Those Over 60
[SAnews.gov.za] Government has officially launched the COVID-19 vaccine online registration for the public as the Department of Health gears up for phase two of the country's vaccine rollout. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As J & J ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Remains Shelved, Who Will Be Most Affected?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on April 14 that states shelve doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine for at least a week while regulators investigate the cases of six recipients who developed blood clots within two weeks of their inoculations. Even though the pause will be longer than some expected, the pace of the U.S. rollout is unlikely to slow significantly—so long as a wide percentage of the population remains willing to participate. In the five weeks since the Department of Health and Human Services first began allocating doses of the one-shot J&J vaccine a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 15th April 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 15 April 2021Updated to include information on the change to Northamptonshire LTLA and UTLA; improvement to the methodology for the number of PCR and LFD tests conducted. 8 April 2021Updated to reflect the operational change implemented on 30 March 2021 for confirmatory PCR testing following a positive lateral flow test. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Coronavirus Cases 'Imported' to Eastern Cape Over Easter Weekend - EC Department of Health
[Daily Maverick] The Eastern Cape Department of Health has identified eight cities and towns as the origin of 44 coronavirus cases that were imported into the province over the past two weeks, as active cases rose by 18.2%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases fall by 10% in a week in sign Easter DIDN'T cause infections to spike
Department of Health statistics show cases have been pointing downwards over the past few days. It can take at least a week for someone who has the virus to get a positive test result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: What's Next for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?
[Daily Maverick] Over the next few days, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, the South African Medical Research Council and the Department of Health will decide how to proceed with South Africa's vaccination roll-out after use of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine was suspended, pending an investigation into six cases of blood clots reported in the United States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug overdose mortality in Ohio during 1st 7 months of COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: Data from the Ohio Department of Health were used to evaluate changes in drug overdose mortality in that state by type of drug and age of the user during the first seven months of the COVID-19 epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

El DHS reafirma que todas las personas que viven en Wisconsin pueden vacunarse contra el COVID-19
Dado que todas las personas mayores de 16 a ños ahora son elegibles para la vacuna contra el COVID-19, el Department of Health Services (DHS) de Wisconsin alienta a todos a programar una cita. Cualquier persona que viva, trabaje o estudie en Wisconsin puede vacunarse gratis, incluso si no puede proporcionar prueba de residencia, no tiene una identificación estatal válida o no tiene seguro médico. “Esta pandemia ha demostrado que nuestra salud está conectada con la salud de todos en nuestra...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

New Mexico pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration
The New Mexico Department of Health paused the administration of the one-dose Johnson& Johnson vaccine after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials reported on rare adverse side effects from it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Keller Source Type: news

New Mexico pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine administration
The New Mexico Department of Health paused the administration of the one-dose Johnson& Johnson vaccine after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials reported on rare adverse side effects from it. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Keller Source Type: news

Surge testing may not be enough to curb Covid variants in UK, say scientists
Local restrictions may be needed, specialists warn, as South Africa strain is identified in LondonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLocal restrictions should be imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus variants when clusters emerge to avoid local or national lockdowns, scientists have said after the UK ’s biggest surge testing operation got under way.In south London, dozens of cases of the South Africa variant of Covid-19have been detected, chiefly in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Lambeth, leading to what the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said is the “largest ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Science London England Source Type: news

Wisconsin DHS Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is instructing Wisconsin vaccine providers to stop administering the Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a federal review of adverse side effects reported. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued astatementsaying six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis have been...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Md., Baltimore health officials halt Johnson & Johnson vaccinations amid blood clot concerns
The Maryland Department of Health and Baltimore City Health Department have directed all local providers of Covid-19 vaccinations to pause the use of Johnson& Johnson's vaccine, following reports of six "extremely rare" adverse reactions. Maryland and Baltimore joined a deluge of states and localities to call for a halt on J&J vaccine administration at the recommendations of federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. The pause will … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Health Agency Seeking More Applicants for Recovery Residence Registry for People with Substance Use Disorders
Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced an important tool to assist linking those in recovery with housing options. The Recovery Residence Registry will serve as the DHS referral source for those seeking recovery housing options and facilities must be listed on the registry to receive funding from state agencies. The registry and application for facilities is available on the DHS website. DHS is encouraging facilities that provide residency for people in recovery to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

South Africa: Vodacom Group Partners with Auda-Nepad for Major Vaccine Roll-Out
[Vodacom] Vodacom Group and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) will offer the mVacciNation digital toolbox - a mobile technology platform that manages vaccination appointments and stock availability - in African Union member states to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. In South Africa, the National Department of Health has used mVacciNation to register health workers on its Covid-19 Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS), and nearly 279,000 vaccinations have been administered to date. mVaccinat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Highmark Health's moving Covid-19 vaccine effort into underserved areas
A new effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Latino Connection on a mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic that will reach vulnerable populations across the commonwealth is being paid for in part by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mobile unit, dubbed CATE for Community Accessible Testing and Education, builds upon an effort last year that brought Covid-19 testing to Latino, Black and other populations in Pennsylvania that are highly susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its spread,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How Highmark Health's moving Covid-19 vaccine effort into underserved areas
A new effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Latino Connection on a mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic that will reach vulnerable populations across the commonwealth is being paid for in part by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mobile unit, dubbed CATE for Community Accessible Testing and Education, builds upon an effort last year that brought Covid-19 testing to Latino, Black and other populations in Pennsylvania that are highly susceptible to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its spread,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Covid UK: Daily deaths HALVE in a week to 13 while cases rise 29%
Department of Health chiefs posted 13 more lab-confirmed victims after recording just seven yesterday - which was the first time the daily fatality count was in single figures since September. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHS Reaffirms that Every Wisconsinite Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine
With everyone ages 16 and older now eligible for theCOVID-19 vaccine, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to schedule an appointment. Anyone that lives, works, or studies in Wisconsin can get vaccinated for free —even if you cannot provide proof of residency, do not have a valid state identification card, or do not have insurance. “This pandemic has proven that our health is connected with the health of everyone in our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 12, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

HHS Marks Black Maternal Health Week by Announcing Measures to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
To mark Black Maternal Health Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced actions to expand access to healthcare coverage and preventative care in rural areas to improve maternal health outcomes. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program and highlighted Illinois as the first state to provide full Medicaid benefit coverage for mothers during the first year after delivery. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Department of Health Dispels Rumours of Imminent Phase Two Vaccine Registration for Those Over 60
[Daily Maverick] Rumours swirled on social media that those over 60 should register online now to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. The Department of Health released a statement stating this was not true. Although Phase Two is expected to start in just over a month, the department did not give an exact date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AHN given go-ahead to open up vaccinations to group 1c for one-shot Covid vaccine
Allegheny Health Network has been given special permission by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to expand eligibility to the 1c group for the Covid-19 vaccine and it still has thousands of the one-dose Johnson& Johnson vaccines available for Friday and Saturday clinics. That makes more people eligible to get the shot than would normally have been allowed under the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. Phase 1c eligibility is set to begin in Pennsylvania on Monday, April 12. That phase allows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

AHN given go-ahead to open up vaccinations to group 1c for one-shot Covid vaccine
Allegheny Health Network has been given special permission by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to expand eligibility to the 1c group for the Covid-19 vaccine and it still has thousands of the one-dose Johnson& Johnson vaccines available for Friday and Saturday clinics. That makes more people eligible to get the shot than would normally have been allowed under the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. Phase 1c eligibility is set to begin in Pennsylvania on Monday, April 12. That phase allows… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Wisconsin reaches Covid-19 vaccination milestone with over 3 million doses administered
As the state of Wisconsin opened up Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all Wisconsinites age 16 and older this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported over 3 million doses of the three eligible Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the state. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Naczek Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases fall by another third in a week with 3,030 more positive tests
Department of Health data also showed more than 31.8million Britons have received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Almost four times more second doses than first were dished out yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHS Releases New COVID-19 Variant Trackers
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a new data table on ourvariant webpage that shows SARS-CoV-2 variant proportions byHealth Care Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC) region. The variants page now also includes information on two additional variant strains of SARS-CoV-2: variants B.1.427 and B.1.429. DHS first identified these variants in Wisconsin in December 2020, and is...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 8, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Exclusive: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is a commodity bestowed readily on some and denied to so many others. Within months of the COVID-19 virus reaching U.S. shores, it became clear that the disease hit certain groups harder, contributing to more severe illness and higher hospitalization and death rates among Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status. The reason for that skewed impact doesn’t have so much to do with biology or genetics as it does a myriad of other factors, such as where people live, how clean the air they breathe ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Job vacancies in evidence synthesis with Cochrane Infectious Diseases group - Liverpool, UK
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane ’s premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.Two job positions are currently being advertised with the Centre (Research Assistant and Clinical Research Associate in evidence synthesis)...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 8th April 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 8 April 2021Updated to reflect the operational change implemented on 30 March 2021 for confirmatory PCR testing following a positive lateral flow test. 1 April 2021Updated to include information on care home tests by staff, resident, visitors and visiting professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

M & T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site to start taking walk-up appointments this Friday
Days after Gov. Larry Hogan accelerated the pace of vaccinations for Marylanders, the operators of the state-run M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site announced a limited number of daily walk-up appointments will be available starting this Friday. The University of Maryland Medical System, which runs the Ravens’ stadium site in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland National Guard and the Maryland Stadium Authority, announced Wednesday that the first 200 walk-up slots —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ethan McLeod Source Type: news

M & T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site to start taking walk-up appointments this Friday
Days after Gov. Larry Hogan accelerated the pace of vaccinations for Marylanders, the operators of the state-run M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site announced a limited number of daily walk-up appointments will be available starting this Friday. The University of Maryland Medical System, which runs the Ravens’ stadium site in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland National Guard and the Maryland Stadium Authority, announced Wednesday that the first 200 walk-up slots —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ethan McLeod Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases fall by a third in a week with 2,763 more infections
Department of Health data showed 43 deaths were recorded last Wednesday. It came as medical regulators said under-30s should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Proposed Covid-19 Vaccination Site in Nelson Mandela Bay Still 'Under Construction' After Contractor Not Paid
[Daily Maverick] Large parts of one of the proposed vaccination sites in Nelson Mandela Bay are still 'under construction' after the contractor left more than a year ago when the Eastern Cape Department of Health failed to pay the company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DaVita prepares for $1.3 million dialysis redo in Orchard Park
The State Department of Health will take a look at a dialysis redo in the Southtowns, but also approved four other area projects in late March/early April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

DaVita prepares for $1.3 million dialysis redo in Orchard Park
The State Department of Health will take a look at a dialysis redo in the Southtowns, but also approved four other area projects in late March/early April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Program to All Community Health Centers Across the Country
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced all HRSA-funded health centers and Health Center Program Look-Alikes (LALs) are invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program, increasing the total number of health centers invited to 1,470. Expansion of the program aims to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved and disproportionately affected communities across the country. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 7, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How 3 Pa. managed care organizations are ensuring vulnerable get Covid vaccines
The three worked with DHS and Area Agencies on Aging on the program thanks to an order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help inoculate CHC and LIFE members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How 3 Pa. managed care organizations are ensuring vulnerable get Covid vaccines
The three worked with DHS and Area Agencies on Aging on the program thanks to an order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help inoculate CHC and LIFE members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid deaths fall by two-thirds in a week - while cases plunge by 40%
Department of Health bosses recorded another 2,379 positive Covid tests, with the rolling seven-day average for infections now at the lowest levels since mid-September. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TeleTracking wins $13M federal Covid contract
Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking Technologies Inc. has received a new $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue monitoring hospital capacity and other measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. The award, which started April 1 and runs through Sept. 30, follows a $20.4 million grant in March 2020 where TeleTracking stood up a system that provided an in-depth look at the capacity of hospitals nationwide during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as types of hospitalization,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Damning Report On Eastern Cape Health Department's Mental Health Programme Shows Little to No Progress
[Daily Maverick] In three years, the Eastern Cape Department of Health has made dismal progress in improving the mental health services in the province. The mental health programme was placed under administration in 2018 after a Health Ombudsman report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indoor drive-thru vaccination site opens at warehouse in Mesa
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Monday opened an indoor drive-thru vaccination site at Dexcom ’s regional distribution center in Mesa, providing more comfort for all involved as temperatures approach triple digits. The move comes on the heels of an announcement that the state’s five vaccine sites have administered 1 million doses since December, with more than 3 million Arizonans having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines through the state and other providers, health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Sabrina Kenoun Source Type: news

FCC: Privacy Act; Matching Program
Notice from the Federal Communications Commission seeking comment on the modification of computer matching programs between the Federal Communications Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of these matching programs is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program and the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This matching program will begin May 6, 2021, and will last 18 months. Comments are due by May 6, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 6, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Britain's daily Covid cases are down 40% in a week with 2,762 infections
Department of Health officials posted another 2,762 positive tests and 26 laboratory-confirmed fatalities. For comparison, 4,654 infections and 23 deaths were recorded last Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everyone Age 16 and Older Now Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announces a major milestone inWisconsin ’s COVID-19 vaccination program in that everyone ages 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine. After consistently ranking tops in the nation for vaccine administration and with a steady increase in vaccine supply, Wisconsin opens eligibility nearly a month earlier than expected. “I know this past year hasn’t been easy for anyone, and I want to express my...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - April 5, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Las Vegas Hospital Told to Pay $23M in Medicare Overpayments Las Vegas Hospital Told to Pay $23M in Medicare Overpayments
The Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Health and Human Services conducted a routine audit of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center of Las Vegas.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending
Oddly, as upcoding severity levels have risen, reported higher-severity inpatient hospital stays have dropped, OIG reported Medicare upcoding fraud is a growing problem for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests that the practice […] The post OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 5, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI AI in pathology laboratory Source Type: news

Public Inspection: FCC: Privacy Act; Matching Program
Pre-publication notice from the Federal Communications Commission seeking comment on the modification of computer matching programs between the Federal Communications Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of these matching programs is to verify the eligibility of applicants to and subscribers of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program and the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. This matching program will begin 30 days after the publication of this notice and will last 18 months. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice, which is scheduled for April 6, 2021. (S...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 5, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news