Week of March 26

IOM Provides Catastrophic Disaster Health Care Standards Details

On March 21, IOM (Institute of Medicine) provided details to its 2009 health crisis standards in catastrophic disaster responses.
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April 9 Deadline for Public Comments on Disability Web Accessibility

On March 19, the White House announced its desire for public comments to assist in implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act on website accessibility. April 9 is the deadline.
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State Government Promotion of Shared Decision Making

The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) has issued a report on how state governments are currently promoting shared decision making.
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Colorado Health Foundation Issues State Report Card

On March 22, EON (Enhanced Online News) reported a report card on Colorado’s health system.
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CMS Promotes Role of Advance Practice Registered Nurses

On March 21, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) announced a new $200 million, four year demonstration promoting the role of advance practice RNs.
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New CAHPS Results on Group Practices Released

On March 22, AHRQ (Agency for Health Research and Quality) announced the latest CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems) results for clinician and group practices.
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Final Medicaid-CHIP Eligibility Rules Under ACA Published

On March 16, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) published final rules in the Federal Register governing enhanced Medicaid and CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program) eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Reducing Avoidable Hospitalization For Nursing Facility Residents

On March 23, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) issued new guidance on reducing avoidable hospitalization for residents of nursing facilities.
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HHS Determines Health Insurance Rates Are Excessive in 9 States

March 22 HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) announcement.
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