Author Archives: Stephanie Malone

03 Jul
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Turning Up Heat on Safety: Food Safety Tips for the Fourth

July 3, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As you prepare to grill out for the July 4th holiday, do you know proper food preparation techniques? A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Study found almost half of participants contaminated spice containers ...

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02 Jul
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Medicaid is Not Just for Doctor’s Visits: Innovative Early Childhood Funding Strategies

If a family has no means of transportation, consistent prenatal care becomes extremely difficult. If a mother is homeless, she is less likely to attend a child wellness visit. If a one-year-old is hungry, brain development is detrimentally impacted. And ...

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02 Jul
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Judge blocks Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement

It’s a setback for the Trump administration and red states seeking to trim Medicaid enrollment. By RACHANA PRADHAN 06/29/2018 04:09 PM EDT Updated 06/29/2018 05:47 PM EDT A federal judge has blocked Kentucky from instituting the first-ever Medicaid work requirements, ...

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02 Jul
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Federal Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements In Kentucky

June 29, 20186:11 PM ET Alison Kodjak Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program. A judge has blocked that request. Scott Olson/Getty Images A federal judge has blocked work requirements for Medicaid ...

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28 Jun
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Trump admin rejects Massachusetts drug pricing proposal

By Jessie Hellmann – 06/27/18 02:16 PM EDT The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected a request from Massachusetts that state officials argued would have given them more flexibility over its Medicaid program and greater negotiating power over drug companies. The ...

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27 Jun
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Telehealth providers trying to stand out

By DARIUS TAHIR 06/14/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) TELEHEALTH PROVIDERS TRYING TO STAND OUT: If you’re looking to wow health care providers with your telehealth tech pitch, you need to have ...

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27 Jun
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CMS seeking comment for crucial data sharing rule

By ARTHUR ALLEN 06/18/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Darius Tahir GET THOSE CARDS AND LETTERS IN: One of HHS’s most important health IT decisions this year is whether to make data sharing a condition of participation in Medicare ...

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27 Jun
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Experts say quick action needed for VA’s Cerner project

By MOHANA RAVINDRANATH 06/26/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Darius Tahir (@dariustahir) EXPERTS SAY QUICK ACTION NEEDED FOR VA’S CERNER CONTRACT: As the House Veterans Affairs Committee today takes its first crack at oversight of ...

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27 Jun
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House Passes Bipartisan Legislative Package to Combat Opioid Crisis

On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, by a sweeping vote of 396-14. This final legislative package combines 58 bills, ...

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20 Jun
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Here is what we are reading

My battle with Parkinson’s shows why federal funding for research matters Opioid crisis sending thousands of children into foster care Facebook launches feature connecting users with opioid treatment information Smoking cigarettes decreases among U.S. adults, new government data shows Transcending Together ...

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