President Joe Biden Announces COVID-19 National Emergencies Will End on May 11
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would formally restructure the federal coronavirus response to treat the virus as an endemic threat to public health that can be managed through agencies’ normal authorities. Read More: COVID-19 Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency It comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke Miller and Amanda Seitz / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Biden administration plans to end Covid public health emergency on May 11
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before receiving a second COVID-19 booster vaccination in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2022. The Biden administration plans to end…#trump #enrollment #medicaid #hhs #omb #pfizer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) Manufacturer Submission of Average Sales Price (ASP) Data for Medicare Part B Drugs and Biologicals; and 2) CAHPS Hospice Survey. Comments are due by March 31, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 30, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Request for Nominations and Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) Virtual Meeting
Notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting nominations for the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). APOE advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Secretary) and the CMS Administrator on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Nominations are due by February 24, 2023. In addition, APOE will hold a virtual public meeting on February 9, 2023, from 12:00 – 5:00 ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 30, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis
By Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation’s debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point … at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government’s legal borrowing…#joshboak #kevinmccarthy #republicans #socialsecurity #medicare #megangreene #krollinstitute #greene #medicaid #kentsmetters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a First, Medicaid Extends Coverage to Prison Inmates
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prison Inmates Now Covered By Medicaid For Certain Conditions
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In a First, Medicaid Extends Coverage to Prison Inmates
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Medicaid expansion will grow North Carolina's economy
The health care coverage gap has long been an unnecessary drain on North Carolina's otherwise robust state economy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gene McLaurin Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) CMS HCPCS Modification to Code Set Form; and 2) Emergency Ambulance Transports and Beneficiary Signature. Comments are due by March 28, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Small Businesses in the Small Business Health Options Program and 2) Data Collection to Support CMS Burden Reduction and Health Informatics Efforts. Comments are due by February 27, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mayo hospitals continue to earn patients' trust, 5-star ratings for patient experience
Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota, have again received five-star ratings and most qualifying Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals have received at least a four-star rating for patient experience from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. "We are pleased to share that all DMC (Destination Medical Center) sites continue to earn five-star ratings, ” says Sean Dowdy, M.D., Mayo Clinic's chief value… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 27, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The IRS is coming after middle America: Sen. Bill Hagerty
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., discusses the new GOP bill that would ban the IRS' $600 reporting requirement and reacts to claims that the GOP is targeting cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.#billhagerty #rtenn #socialsecurity #medicare #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

The Hospital Makes a House Call
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news