FDA Approves New Test to Improve Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 05, 2022 at 07:49 am by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing for the first in vitro diagnostic test for early detection of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s.... Read More

What’s Next if ‘Roe v. Wade’ Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict Abortion

May 04, 2022 at 09:01 am by Staff

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News  If the Supreme Court’s conservative majority affirms the leaked decision overturning abortion rights in the U.S., the eff.... Read More

Historic ‘Breach’ Puts Abortion Rights Supporters and Opponents on Alert for Upcoming Earthquake

May 04, 2022 at 08:54 am by Staff

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News  For an eventuality that’s been forecast and fought over for decades, no one truly has any idea what would happen if the S.... Read More

On the Steps of the Supreme Court, Tears and Glee, Bitterness and Smiles

May 04, 2022 at 08:41 am by Staff

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, emotions were raw on the sidewalks and street separating the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme C.... Read More

Medicare Surprise: Drug Plan Prices Touted During Open Enrollment Can Rise Within a Month

May 03, 2022 at 09:32 am by Staff

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News Something strange happened between the time Linda Griffith signed up for a new Medicare prescription drug plan during last fall’.... Read More

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

Apr 24, 2022 at 09:04 pm by Staff

By Sam Whitehead and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News The role that the federal government plays in containing future epidemics will hinge on the outcome of a.... Read More

Jennifer Putnam Named Tenn. Assistant Commissioner of Health Licensure and Regulation

Apr 22, 2022 at 10:04 am by Staff

NASHVILLE – Jennifer Putnam has been appointed assistant commissioner of Health Licensure and Regulation (HLR) for the Tennessee Department of Health. In this role, Putn.... Read More

CMS Proposes Policies to Advance Health Equity and Maternal Health, Support Hospitals 

Apr 18, 2022 at 09:05 pm by Staff

CMS Integrates Equity and Maternal Health Quality Measures into Proposed Rule that Drives Payment for Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has iss.... Read More

Alzheimer’s Patient Advocates File FOIA Seeking Answers on Discriminatory Medicare Coverage Decision

Apr 18, 2022 at 09:12 am by Staff

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeks materials regarding cost considerations, the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program, and potential harm to millions of pa.... Read More

Private Equity Ownership of Nursing Homes Triggers Capitol Hill Questions — And a GAO Probe

Apr 17, 2022 at 09:33 am by Staff

By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News In his State of the Union address last month, President Joe Biden focused attention on how private equity ownership of nursing hom.... Read More