For the first time, Medicare will be able to negotiate prices directly with drug companies, lowering prices on some of the costliest prescription drugs.
To help mark National Health Center Week (NHCW), HRSA awarded $30 million to 151 HRSA-funded health centers to improve developmental outcomes among children ages 0-5 through increased screenings and follow-up services.
Every August, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) sponsors National Health Center Week (NHCW) to celebrate and increase awareness of America’s 1,400 Community Health Centers (CHCs). This year’s National Health Center Week theme takes us on a virtual road trip across America, highlighting the achievements and amazing work being done at Community Health Centers in every state and territory. Celebrate the uniqueness of your community and get to know others as we journey across the U.S. together!
Last week, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) awarded nearly $11 million to 15 award recipients to strengthen the rural health workforce through the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program. The RRPD program supports the establishment of new rural residency programs or rural track programs in family medicine, internal medicine, preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics-gynecology.
The proposed CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) was released on July 13, 2023. The PFS contains policy changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Medicare program to take place the following year (unless otherwise stated). Many have been anticipating these proposed rules due to certain temporary telehealth policies currently slated to end this year.
The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) engaged AppGeo to build an online, interactive, mapping application to help patients in a seven state region to locate healthcare providers who offer both in-person and telehealth services near them.