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Bennet, Snowe call on HHS to curb unnecessary hospitalizations

Two U.S. senators are calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate efforts to reduce unnecessary and costly hospitalizations related to adverse reactions to drugs. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Maine’s Olympia Snowe are asking HHS to convene a joint task force with other federal agencies to determine ways to identify patients… Continue Reading Bennet, Snowe call on HHS to curb unnecessary hospitalizations

HHS to implement 2011 health reform regulations

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Starting next year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will require insurance companies to spend 80 to 85 percent of premiums on direct care for patients. The department is moving ahead with implementing health care reform measures slated to begin in January, despite newly elected Republicans’ pledge to repeal the law. The medical… Continue Reading HHS to implement 2011 health reform regulations

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $1.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will aid 5,240 patients and create at least 40 jobs. The money is being distributed by the Health and Human Services Administration and is part of $155 million in grants set aside for community health centers. “These… Continue Reading Peak Vista stimulus money to create 40 jobs

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