Schumer: Reimburse NY for Ebola prep; FDA will allow rapid flu test in docs' offices, ERs;

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> Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on the federal government to reimburse upstate New York providers for the cost of Ebola preparation, according to a blog post from the Albany Times-Union. Blog post

> A waiver issued by the Food and Drug Administration this week allows non-traditional sites such as doctors' offices and emergency departments to use a rapid flu test. Announcement

> Improvements in intensive care unit care quality, including revised protocols for critically ill patients, remained in practice five years later, according to a Johns Hopkins medicine study. Announcement

Health Finance News

> While many Americans have trouble paying for their healthcare, women find it especially hard. Article

> Although the overall financial path for hospitals has been a mixed bag, those in the for-profit sector appear to have a particularly bullish future in the near-term. Article

And Finally… Lost and found. Article

 

 

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