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January 27, 2017

This week, two pieces of legislation were introduced as replacements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Patient Freedom Act of 2017. While Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 222, the Obamacare Replacement Act...

January 20, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the second annual release of the Skilled Nursing Facility Public Use File (Skilled Nursing Facility PUF) with data for 2014. The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF presents summarized information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by skilled nursing facilities. It contains...

December 16, 2016

Enacted August 6, 2015, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to provide notification to individuals receiving observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours explaining the status of the individual as an outpatient, not an...

December 2, 2016

This week, President-Elect Trump announced that Congressman Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) will become the next Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Dr. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and has served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, currently as the Chair of the House Budget Committee.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has...

We want to bring 70 PA/LTC practitioners to Phoenix to train the next generation of the PA/LTC workforce. Learn more about the Futures Program here . It takes a compassionate and patient individual to work with the PA/LTC population. As you know,...
November 4, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure is the percentage of long-stay nursing home...

November 4, 2016

“All of us need to undo some long-term brainwashing that makes people think that antibiotics can do everything or that they can’t hurt. We have to help people move from thinking about antibiotics as something to use ‘just in case’ to ‘only when necessary,’” says Robin Jump, MD, PhD, presenter at a Society webinar on “Antibiotic Stewardship,” on...

October 4, 2016

Nurse Assist, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bloodstream infections with the product. Please click here for more information.

October 7, 2016
  • Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded at current levels through December 9. President Obama signed the legislation, averting a government shutdown. Both chambers are now in recess through Election Day.
  • Thanks to the Societies’ efforts from Hill Day, Congressman Robert
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