The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has completed its examination of the quality of the air that comes through breathing hoses used by laboratory scientists working in its Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs.
CDC, in collaboration with the CDC Foundation, will convene a two-day meeting February 27-28, 2017, to exchange facts and information about options and methods for monitoring and controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and to reduce the burden of illness in people from Zika and other diseases transmitted by this mosquito.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a review of air quality associated with the use of air hoses attached to protective suits worn in its Biosafety Level-4 labs. There is no known exposure to hazardous pathogens or contaminated air within the labs, and the air used in these hoses has already been filtered for pathogens using HEPA filters.
A new CDC museum exhibit, Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization, presents the untold story — contrasting the Then and Now — of reinventing the CDC Quarantine Program for an increasingly globalized world.
CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long!
Swedish Health Services CEO Anthony Armada resigned last week after a newspaper report on unnecessary surgeries at his five-campus Seattle-based system.
February 27, 2017 By Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deidre Gifford, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Ellen-Marie Whelan, N.P., Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; and Alex Billioux, M.D., D.Phil., Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, […]
If you still need health coverage for 2017, you have until January 31st to sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov. Through the website you can review your choices and see if you qualify for financial help. Issuers have confirmed that consumers who select a plan and pay their first premium will have coverage for 2017. […]
By Niall Brennan, Director of the CMS Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, and CMS Chief Data Officer; and, Tim Engelhardt, Director of the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office at CMS Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents For long-term care facility residents, avoidable hospitalizations can be dangerous, disruptive, […]
By Kate Goodrich, MD Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer Today, I am pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) […]
By Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality and Pauline Lapin, MHS, Director, Seamless Care Models Group, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Over the past few years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]