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Cash-strapped rural hospitals would benefit from more flexibility in how they create and fund the services they provide, according to a new report. Among the suggestions: Not all rural providers need to be critical access hospitals. [...]
Mon, Jan 22, 2018
Congress funds children's health programMonths-long uncertainty over the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ended Monday after Congress passed a six-year reauthorization of the program in a funding bill that also ended a three-day government... [...]
Mon, Jan 22, 2018
The debate over immigration issues is being felt in numerous ways by the healthcare industry and there's been real-world fallout for physicians. One example: A Michigan doctor, a green card holder who has been in the U.S. for 40 years, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers [...]
Mon, Jan 22, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services Friday proposed a rule to further protect healthcare workers' "conscience rights" and issued new guidance that would make it easier for states to bar groups such as Planned Parenthood from Medicaid. HHS' Office for Civil Rights intends to enforce 25 existing laws that [...]
Mon, Jan 22, 2018