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Medicaid funding rules for states get new look from HHS

The Biden administration is reopening a public comment period on the requirements states must follow to secure a temporary increase in federal matching funds for their Medicaid programs under the Families-First Coronavirus Response Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services originally released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) with request for comment on November 1. …

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A Pemberton Township man has pleaded guilty to abusing a teenage girl with an intellectual disability in her home.

Health worker pleads guilty to abusing disabled patient in Southampton

A Pemberton Township man has pleaded guilty to abusing a girl with developmental and physical disabilities in March 2020, breaking her femur and forcing water and a stuffed animal into her mouth even though she couldn’t not swallow. Edmondo DiPaolo, 36, has pleaded guilty and will serve a 23-year prison sentence, the Burlington County District …

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COVID Update NYC: Judge rules vaccine warrant not valid for PBA members

COVID Update NYC: Judge rules vaccine warrant not valid for PBA members

NEW YORK (WABC) — A judge has ruled that New York City’s COVID vaccine mandate is not valid because it applies to members of the Police Benevolent Association. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Lyle Frank ruled the city could not fire PBA members for not being vaccinated, suggesting instead that the city incorporate vaccination requirements …

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Democratic House Leader Steny Hoyer visits Pittsburgh as Kevin McCarthy and Republicans unveil nearby policy plan

Democratic House Leader Steny Hoyer visits Pittsburgh as Kevin McCarthy and Republicans unveil nearby policy plan

Democratic House Leader Steny Hoyer visits Pittsburgh as Kevin McCarthy and Republicans unveil nearby policy plan Pittsburgh Post Gazette Hoyer and McCarthy will give dueling speeches on why their parties should win The Washington Post Hoyer on managing food prices: We passed a bill, but it’s ‘an uphill battle’ and there’s a war Breitbart Rep. …

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The fight continues: Cardiologists are mounting pressure on Congress to stop Medicare payment cuts

The fight continues: Cardiologists are mounting pressure on Congress to stop Medicare payment cuts

The letter then details the many cuts to Medicare physician payments that have taken place in recent years. Adjusting for inflation, the groups wrote that Medicare doctor payments fell 20% from 2001 to 2021. And an ongoing statutory freeze on annual payments is not expected to end until 2026, which it will resume. at a …

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Cano Health explores sale amid interest from Humana, CVS Health

Cano Health explores sale amid interest from Humana, CVS Health

Cano Health is considering a post-takeover sale of major healthcare players including CVS Health and Humana, according to multiple media outlets. Cano Health is a senior health services provider serving Medicare and Medicaid patients. The Florida-based company went public last year after a merger with investor Barry Sternlicht’s special purpose acquisition firm. The company’s share …

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One state's plan to push health insurance for low-income people beyond traditional health care

One state’s plan to push health insurance for low-income people beyond traditional health care

The most popular #1 New legislation would expand authority for APRNs treating Medicare and Medicaid patients The bill does not confer full practice authority, but it does recognize the role of APRNs in the US healthcare system. … Read more #2 62 studies don’t lie: little difference between Medicare and MA With few exceptions, the …

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How the sprawling fight over licensing reform could capsize Congress

How the sprawling fight over licensing reform could capsize Congress

“Chuck closed the deal without talking to me,” Kaine said. “I was hoping that before the invoice was final, if I told them my concerns, the final product would address my concerns. It didn’t. Kaine told me he thought he could there will be some sort of separate bipartisan reform authorization bill, but he didn’t …

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