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Latest from the CDC

CDC review finds acceptable air quality supplied by air hoses in laboratories - Media Statement

28 Feb 2017 13:00:00 Z

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 hosts vector control experts to discuss strategies to combat Aedes aegypti - Media Advisory

24 Feb 2017 09:51:00 Z

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.

CDC reviewing air quality associated with air hoses in some laboratories - Media Statement

17 Feb 2017 14:16:00 Z

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.

CDC Museum Exhibition–Then & Now: Reinventing Quarantine for Globalization - Media Advisory

17 Feb 2017 11:48:00 Z

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! - Transcript

08 Feb 2017 20:47:00 Z

CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Too loud! For Too long!

Latest from Modern Healthcare

Swedish Health Services CEO Armada resigns after report on unnecessary surgeries

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

Swedish Health Services CEO Anthony Armada resigned last week after a newspaper report on unnecessary surgeries at his five-campus Seattle-based system.

Latest from CMS

Supporting Comprehensive and Innovative Care for Children: Request for Information on a Potential Pediatric Alternative Payment Model

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:56:30 +0000

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, […]

Mark Your Calendars: January 31st is quickly approaching

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:03:01 +0000

If you still need health coverage for 2017, you have until January 31st to sign up for coverage through 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. […]

Data Brief: Sharp reduction in avoidable hospitalizations among long-term care facility residents

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:54:47 +0000

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, […]

CMS announces extension of 2016 reporting deadline and intends to modify 2017 requirements for reporting eCQM data under the Inpatient Quality Reporting and EHR Incentive Programs for Hospitals

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:01:17 +0000

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) […]

CMS partners with commercial and state insurers to support primary care practices and reduce clinician burden

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:09:30 +0000

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 […]