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  • Docs will still get paid if government shuts down
    Modern Healthcare:  Even if the federal government shuts down, doctors will continue to get paid to see Medicare or Medicaid patients. They will however face delays as they register to provide care under the programs.Congress must pass a $1 trillion…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:02am -
  • House Freedom Caucus leaders back new health-care plan
    The Washington Post: White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday they were nearing a deal on health-care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in the hard-line group ready to support…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:02am -
  • Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids
    NPR: Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A recent study finds that these transitions can leave kids…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:01am -
  • In New York, Statewide HIE Re-examining Consent Model
    Healthcare Informatic: A white paper published this year by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) proposes that the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) consider broadening its consent policy to enable care coordination, qu…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 11:46am -
  • Surgeon General Murthy's exit creates uncertainty over opioid addiction fight
    Modern Healthcare:  The unexpected resignation last week of U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy could signal a setback on recent progress to combat the opioid crisis, experts say. Murthy was asked to step down by President Donald Trump late Friday aft…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 11:45am -
  • Government costs could rise $2.3 billion without Obamacare payments: study
    Reuters: The U.S. government's costs could increase by $2.3 billion in 2018 if Congress and President Donald Trump decide not to fund Obamacare-related payments to health insurers, according to a study released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 11:45am -
  • Surgeon general resigns
    CNN: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigned at the request of the White House after assisting in the transition to the Trump administration.Dr. Murthy's deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, will assume the position of acting surgeon general. Trent-Ad…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:41pm -
  • White House turns up heat on Congress to revise the Affordable Care Act
    The Washington Post: President Trump is pushing Congress toward another dramatic showdown over the Affordable Care Act, despite big outstanding obstacles to a beleaguered revision plan and a high-stakes deadline next week to keep the government runni…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 12:33pm -
  • Trump to sign bill extending veterans' healthcare program
    Modern Healthcare: President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation to extend temporarily a program that gives veterans access to private-sector health care.White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump will sign the bill Wednesday at the White House.…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 12:07pm -
  • Steve Ballmer launches USAFacts.org to give American citizens a clear look at government spending
    Healthcare IT News: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants U.S. citizens to know how much their government is spending. He has just launched USAFacts.org, a website overflowing with information on such spending.USAFacts.org will include data releva…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 12:07pm -