FDA Clears First COVID-19 Home Antigen Test

Nov 13, 2023 at 08:24 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared for marketing the first over-the-counter (OTC) antigen test for COVID-19. ACON Laboratories’ Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home.... Read More

How Lawmakers Undermine Covid Vaccination Efforts

Nov 13, 2023 at 11:29 am by Staff

  By Amy Maxmen, KFF Health News   Katherine Wells wants to urge her Lubbock, Texas, community to get vaccinated against covid-19. “That could re.... Read More

U.S. to Cover HIV Prevention Drugs for Older Americans to Stem Spread of the Virus

Nov 11, 2023 at 05:49 pm by Staff

  By Michael Scaturro, KFF Health News A proposed federal policy aims to protect older Americans from contracting HIV by offering free preventive medication, the l.... Read More

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Launches First Federal Campaign for Hospitals to Tackle Healthcare Workers Burnout

Nov 06, 2023 at 05:15 pm by Staff

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced today the launch of Impact.... Read More

FDA Approves Interchangeable Biosimilar for Multiple Inflammatory Diseases

Nov 06, 2023 at 05:11 pm by Staff

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Wezlana (ustekinumab-auub) as a biosimilar to and interchangeable with Stelara (ustekinumab) for multiple infl.... Read More

States Reconsider Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations in Child Care

Nov 06, 2023 at 04:23 pm by Staff

  By Matt Volz, KFF Health News More than half the children who attend Munchkin Land Daycare near Billings, Montana, have special needs or compromised immune syste.... Read More

‘Worse Than People Can Imagine’: Medicaid ‘Unwinding’ Breeds Chaos in States

Nov 06, 2023 at 04:12 pm by Staff

  By Phil Galewitz and Katheryn Houghton and Brett Kelman and Samantha Liss  KFF Health News   More than two dozen p.... Read More

AMA Commentary: Medicare Payment Cuts “Thin Gruel” for Seniors, Physicians 

Nov 03, 2023 at 11:47 am by Staff

  Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H. President, American Medical Association has expressed his displeasure with the new Medicare physician payment schedule released t.... Read More

Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Nov 02, 2023 at 09:25 pm by Staff

  On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that announces finalized policy changes for Medicare payments under the.... Read More

CMS Finalizes Physician Payment Rule that Advances Health Equity

Nov 02, 2023 at 09:24 pm by Staff

Final policies will expand behavioral health services, advance the President’s Cancer Moonshot, support family caregivers, and accelerate value-based care   The C.... Read More