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The future of State of Reform

DJ Wilson | Sep 22, 2021 | Federal

NIH builds large nationwide study population to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

| Sep 15, 2021 | Federal

The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH REsearching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative(link is external) made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, New...[ Read More ]

Study shows negative long-term physical and financial impacts for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

| Aug 23, 2021 | Federal

A study released last week shows negative physical and financial long-term impacts after hospitalizations for COVID-19 across the U.S. Early results from the third wave of the pandemic — from fall 2020 through early 2021 — show that 85% of those hospitalized said they were not back to pre-infection lives...[ Read More ]

FDA authorized emergency use of portable negative pressure tent

| Aug 13, 2021 | Federal, Michigan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use Wednesday to newly designed negative pressure tents made by Michigan Medicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Medicine is in talks with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to stockpile these tents for the next pandemic and assist...[ Read More ]

HHS releases AAPI cultural competency RFI

| Jul 19, 2021 | Federal, Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) released a request for information (RFI) Friday to receive input from Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and AAPI-serving organizations on the best practices regarding cultural competency, language access and sensitivity toward Asian Americans and...[ Read More ]

The complicated politics of a federal “coverage gap” workaround

| Jul 14, 2021 | Federal

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress are pursuing a two-track legislative agenda for the second half of 2021, although political considerations and a crowded calendar may force a merger. The first bill is supposed to consummate an agreement among a bipartisan group of ten senators for more infrastructure spending....[ Read More ]

Physician practice acquisitions accelerated during the pandemic, study finds

| Jun 30, 2021 | Federal

Physician acquisitions have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information from the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI). The latest data shows by January 2021, hospitals and other corporate entities owned close to half of all physician practices in the United States and employed close to 70% of all physicians in...[ Read More ]

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