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Education will be key in addressing Tennessee’s unprecedented healthcare workforce crisis, according to the THA

| Aug 29, 2023 | Tennessee

The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) has identified several factors contributing to an unprecedented healthcare workforce staffing crisis, and is working to address them. The THA worked with its subsidiary, the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development, to conduct a study on healthcare staffing projections through 2035. The study, which was...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers set to reconvene Tennessee’s special session next week

| Aug 25, 2023 | Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers have not approved many new bills during this week’s special session, however they plan to regroup next week.  Gov. Bill Lee called for the special session to address mental health and public safety in response to Nashville’s Covenant School shooting, which killed six people in March. The session...[ Read More ]

Oregon audit calls for PBM regulations to provide protection for patients and pharmacies

| Aug 24, 2023 | Oregon

A new audit on Oregon pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) recommends that the state enact legislation that focuses on patient and pharmacy protections, and increases transparency in the prescription drug supply chain.     The state released the audit on Monday, which examines PBM business practices in the state. PBMs were...[ Read More ]

Washington requests amendment to Section 1115 MTP waiver to expand coverage for former foster care youth

| Aug 22, 2023 | Washington

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) and Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) recently requested an amendment to Washington’s Section 1115 Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) waiver that would expand coverage for former foster care youth. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved Washington’s request to...[ Read More ]

New Memorial Childcare Academy will provide needed services for local healthcare workforce

| Aug 21, 2023 | Michigan

A new child care program opened in Owosso last week to help support the local healthcare workforce.      Memorial Healthcare opened the Memorial Childcare Academy at 1488 N. M-52 in Owosso on Aug. 14th. Academy Executive Director Adam Grass said the need for a child care program for the...[ Read More ]

Land-use planning organization details how HB 2001 will help address Oregon’s housing challenges

| Aug 17, 2023 | Oregon

Lawmakers committed more than $200 million to increase Oregon’s housing supply, help rehouse and shelter people experiencing homelessness, and prevent future homelessness during the 2023 legislative session. House Bill 2001 is comprehensive, and its passage provides resources for each community in the state to address their specific affordable housing crises....[ Read More ]