CMS on Monday announced that it has finalized a rule that sets new standards for home health agencies (HHAs), affecting 12,600 HHAs that participate in Medicare and Medicaid and provide care to roughly five million beneficiaries.
Abbott Laboratories released a software patch Monday to help protect its St. Jude Medical heart implants from hackers. According to Abbott, the patch further reduces the already "extremely low" chance of a breach, and no known attacks have occurred.
Uncompensated care could grow by $1.1 trillion between 2019 and 2028 if Republican lawmakers repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing the law, according to a new analysis from the Urban Institute.
On Tuesday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.—a proponent of the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism—said President-elect Donald Trump asked him to chair a "commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity." Hours later, a Trump spokesperson said no final decisions have been made about such a commission.