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Court of Appeals Issues Ruling on Counting Third-Party Payments in Medicaid DSH Definition

August 16, 2019

A federal appellate court issued an Aug. 13 decision on the treatment of third-party payments in the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) shortfall definition.


DSH Issues Final Rule on “Public Charge”

August 14, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Aug. 12 released the “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” final rule to establish new standards about which public benefits will be considered when legal immigrants seek to change their immigration status or enter the United States. The final rule will be effective Oct. 15.


CMS Releases Coverage Decision for CAR T-Cell Therapy

August 8, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 8 released the coverage decision for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. Medicare will cover all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved uses for CAR T-cell therapy and off-label uses recommended by CMS-approved compendia.



How Academic Medicine Improves the Health of Our Nation

Academic Medicine

Learn how medical schools and teaching hospitals improve the nation’s health by educating tomorrow’s doctors, conducting life-saving research, and caring for the most complex patients.


America Needs More Doctors. Congress Can Help.

GME Day Ad For Right Rail

Our nation is aging and so are our doctors. By 2032, the U.S. could be short 122,000 physicians unless Congress acts soon to increase funding to train more doctors.


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