CDC updates ER guidance for patients from Ebola zone; Medicare home-care demo saves $25M;

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> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for assessing emergency department patients in the U.S. recently arrived from countries affected by the West African Ebola outbreak. Guidance (.pdf)

> Independence at Home, Medicare's home care initiative, saved more than $25 million its first performance year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced. Announcement

> Members of the New York State Nurses Association have reached a tentative deal that would prevent a strike at five city hospitals, according to Crain's New York Business. Article

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> If the U.S. Supreme Court returns an adverse ruling in the King v. Burwell case later this month, economists say it could lead to billions in lost healthcare spending, Reuters has reported. Article

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> The federal government will now reimburse health insurance companies for 100 percent of a certain category of high-cost claims, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced. Article

And Finally… Remempurr the Alamo. Article

 

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