In an article published November 9th on the Health Affairs Blog, Timothy Jost, Emeritus Professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and a member of the Institute of Medicine, cataloged the potential ramifications of what a Trump Presidency might mean for the Affordable Care Act. A summary of Jost's arguments are included below:Read More
To address healthcare associated infections, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded and collaborated with other Federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and launch projects that prevent and reduce HAIs. These projects are primarily funded through existing AHRQ mechanisms.
The Department of Health and Human Services will award $120 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to states and territories for prevention and wellness programs. The application deadline is Nov. 24. The funding is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative.
Governor David A. Paterson today announced the award of $436 million in grants under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State (HEAL NY) to further improvements to the State’s health care system.
The White House yesterday announced a $25-million demonstration program to help states and health systems test new models for patient safety and medical liability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced plans to distribute $40 million to state health departments to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This is the first time Congress has appropriated HAI prevention funds specifically to states.