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News - Loan repayment for clinicians at health care facilities

Loan repayment for clinicians at health care facilities

January 24, 2022

Throughout the National Health Service Corps’ (NHSC) 50-year history, health care facilities have been essential partners in a shared mission of caring for the nation’s underserved and rural communities. Both programs are now accepting applications for loan repayment awards. With $1 billion in additional funding through the American Rescue Plan, HRSA is prepared to make a record number of awards. But with only a few weeks to go in the application cycles, we are well below our target for applications

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News - Looking Ahead: Health Care Marketing Trends for 2022

Looking Ahead: Health Care Marketing Trends for 2022

January 24, 2022

Smith & Jones shares several trends that will be essential to healthcare marketing in the coming year.

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News - 5-star care: How to boost patient satisfaction scores

5-star care: How to boost patient satisfaction scores

January 24, 2022

Physician reimbursement is being increasingly impacted by patient satisfaction scores. Once, this was something only hospitals had to worry about, but now it’s affecting practices of all sizes.

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News - NHA member survey: health care business insights

NHA member survey: health care business insights

January 17, 2022

We invite you to participate in Lutz’s healthcare business insights survey.

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News - US Supreme Court allows CMS vaccine mandate to go into effect, but blocks OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate

US Supreme Court allows CMS vaccine mandate to go into effect, but blocks OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate

January 17, 2022

Consistent with predictions following the oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 opinion allowed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccine mandate for health care workers to go into effect, but blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate by a 6-3 vote.

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News - Nebraska Medicaid seeks community feedback on programs

Nebraska Medicaid seeks community feedback on programs

January 17, 2022

Lincoln – Kevin Bagley, Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a statewide listening tour for Medicaid's managed care program.

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News - CMS releases new guidance on No Surprises Act requirements

CMS releases new guidance on No Surprises Act requirements

January 7, 2022

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, facilities and providers must adhere to several new policies required by the No Surprises Act. Specifically, facilities and providers will not be permitted to balance bill patients in certain out-of-network scenarios unless certain conditions are met, they must provide uninsured and self-pay patients with good faith estimates for most scheduled services (or upon request), and they must provide patients with disclosures of their new rights.

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News - NHA launches new podcast

NHA launches new podcast

January 7, 2022

The Health of Our Hospitals, a new podcast produced by the NHA, will give listeners an inside look at the trends we are seeing in hospitals and health care in Nebraska, the Midwest, and across the country. We will talk to hospitals leaders and health care innovators shaping the future of the health care we will receive. We will also be joined by public officials and health policy leaders to talk about pending matters in the Nebraska Unicameral and on Capitol Hill.

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News - Telehealth restrictions across the US: How each state measures up

Telehealth restrictions across the US: How each state measures up

January 6, 2022

Laws determining telehealth access vary widely across the 50 states, according to a report released Jan. 5 by Reason Foundation, Cicero Institute and Pioneer Institute. The report rates each state's telehealth laws for patient access and ease of providing virtual care, using eight key factors. Here is a breakdown of the findings, organized by each factor the report examined.

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News - Some hospitals pushing medical-grade masks over cloth coverings as omicron spreads

Some hospitals pushing medical-grade masks over cloth coverings as omicron spreads

January 6, 2022

Citing community transmission and record high cases of COVID-19 as the omicron variant spreads, U.S. hospitals and health systems are urging patients and visitors to opt for medical-grade face masks instead of cloth versions.

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