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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:

"Final Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the 2019 Enrollment Period" Approximately 8.4 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2019 open enrollment period.  These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov. The final snapshot reports new plan selections, active plan renewals [...]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:2019-01-04T11:40:32+00:00

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence

We mingle our grief with the Tree of Life synagogue community in Pittsburgh, PA whose sacred Sabbath service was shattered by a murderous rampage this past Saturday.  No words can express our condolences, our sorrow, our anger.  No words can express our prayers for comfort to somehow come to those affected by the trauma. We [...]

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence2018-10-29T20:45:53+00:00

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proposed changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinical billing and expand access to high-quality care. On July 12, HMA received this information from CMS... Read below for the full information and how you can provide public feedback on the proposed rules - deadline is Sept. 10, 2018. Today, the [...]

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship2018-07-16T14:32:54+00:00

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m in love with my job. As I sit at my desk this beautiful summer morning in the Midwest, I am smiling, and [...]

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today2018-07-09T09:08:47+00:00

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

What is Juvenile Arthritis? "Juvenile arthritis (JA) is not a disease in itself. Also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, JA is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in children under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the [...]

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month2018-07-09T09:02:15+00:00

CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

CMS Action for Home Health Agencies Puts Value Over Volume and Advances MyHealthEData Initiative WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care. Specifically, [...]

CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health2018-07-09T08:53:09+00:00

NIDA Drugs and Health Blogs for Teens: Blogs, Videos and other resources

Keep up to date on these timely resources for teens and families that include blog posts, videos and more. The latest NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) blog is “Shatter the Myths About Drugs” to address the indirect way that young people get misinformation about drugs. Join the Drugs & Health NIDA Blogs for Teens. [...]

NIDA Drugs and Health Blogs for Teens: Blogs, Videos and other resources2018-03-22T09:05:01+00:00

Grants Available: Don’t miss these opportunities for funding!

Check out the individual links for each of these grants to find out more information! Aging Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects to Improve Lives of Aging Americans POSTED: February 20, 2018 DEADLINE: May 1, 2018 Grants will be awarded to local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older [...]

Grants Available: Don’t miss these opportunities for funding!2018-03-16T14:57:31+00:00

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

HHS Community Health Observances, News and Updates Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people age 50 and older. The good news? If everyone age [...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month2018-03-16T14:45:44+00:00