Health Care ‘Game-Changer’? Feds Boost Care for Homeless Americans

Oct 23, 2023 at 07:41 pm by Staff

    By Angela Hart, KFF Health News    The Biden administration is making it easier for doctors and nurses to treat homeless people wherever they.... Read More

HHS and Pfizer Reach Agreement to Increase Patient Access to Paxlovid

Oct 16, 2023 at 01:06 am by Staff

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced that HHS and Pfizer have reached an agreement that extends patient access to Paxlovid, maximizes taxpayer inv.... Read More

FDA Establishes New Advisory Committee on Digital Health Technologies

Oct 15, 2023 at 11:38 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the creation of a new Digital Health Advisory Committee to help the agency explore the complex, scientific and technical is.... Read More

Feds Hope to Cut Sepsis Deaths by Hitching Medicare Payments to Treatment Stats

Oct 15, 2023 at 10:33 pm by Staff

  By Julie Appleby, KFF Health News   Don Smith remembers the moment he awoke in an intensive care unit after 13 days in a medically induced coma. His wife a.... Read More

Feds Rein In Use of Predictive Software That Limits Care for Medicare Advantage Patients

Oct 09, 2023 at 11:13 am by Staff

    By Susan Jaffe, KFF Health News   Judith Sullivan was recovering from major surgery at a Connecticut nursing home in March when she got surprising.... Read More

Social Security Chief Orders Broad Review of Benefit Overpayments 

Oct 09, 2023 at 10:55 am by Staff

By David Hilzenrath and Jodie Fleischer, Cox Media Group, KFF Health News The federal agency that oversees Social Security announced Wednesday that it will rev.... Read More

What Mobile Clinics in Dollar General Parking Lots Say About Health Care in Rural America

Oct 09, 2023 at 10:37 am by Staff

By Sarah Jane Tribble, KFF Health News    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — On a hot July morning, customers at the Dollar General along a two-lane highway northwest.... Read More

FDA Grants First Marketing Authorization for a DNA Test to Assess Predisposition for Dozens of Cancer Types

Oct 02, 2023 at 04:45 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted de novo marketing authorization for the Invitae Common Hereditary Cancers Panel, an in vitro diagnostic test that can help detect.... Read More

Who Polices Hospitals Merging Across Markets? States Give Different Answers

Sep 30, 2023 at 11:54 pm by Staff

By Samantha Liss, KFF Health News  St. Louis’ largest health system, BJC HealthCare, plans to merge with Kansas City’s second-largest, Saint Luke’.... Read More

As Younger Children Increasingly Die by Suicide, Better Tracking and Prevention Is Sought

Sep 23, 2023 at 05:31 pm by Staff

  By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, KFF Health News   If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at.... Read More