The number of Americans with health insurance under Affordable Care Act provisions has reached an all-time high of more than 35.8 million, up from about 31 million in 2021, according to new HHS data released Friday.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has updated its website with more information on how providers who missed the first reporting period due to “extenuating circumstances” can submit a request to file a late report.
A much broader range of providers are required to hand over a “good-faith estimate,” or a cost estimate for a procedure, for uninsured and self-pay patients when they ask. Practices are also required to alert patients they’re entitled to such an estimate.
The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, named for the Medical Director of NY-Presbyterian Allen Hospital who died by suicide in April 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was swamping NYC.
The Act requires HHS to fund and coordinate programs educating providers on risk factors and how to respond to the risk of mental health or substance abuse issues. It also seeks to reduce the stigma of providers seeking support.
APTA (the American Physical Therapy Association) breaks down the just-passed 1.5 trillion Congressional spending bill and how it will affect our industry.
The world surpassed 400 million known coronavirus cases just one month after passing the 300 million mark even as governments and individuals wrestle with how to confront the next stage of the pandemic.
U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev) and Todd Young (R-Ind) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend Medicare enrollees’ access to Telehealth services no matter where they reside. Read more.
Beneath the bone-deep exhaustion, burned-out healthcare workers say they are grappling with another feeling: betrayal. Many feel abandoned by employers unable or unwilling to protect them, by lawmakers undercutting public health measures, and by a public resigned to the ongoing crisis. Read more.