Senate User Fee Bill Includes Measures To Reform LDT Regulation

The Senate’s recently released draft user fee legislation seeks to give FDA authority over laboratory-developed tests by creating a risk-based regulatory framework for LDTs, as well as setting up a user fee program for in-vitro clinical tests. The House version of user fee legislation that passed out of the Energy & Commerce Committee on Wednesday (May 18) does not include LDT provisions, but House lawmakers indicated they would like to see LDT provisions added before the bill goes to a...
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CMS To Kick Off Monthly Meetings On PHE Unwinding

CMS will hold the first of a planned monthly series of webinars with stakeholders next Wednesday (May 25) in preparation for the restart of the Medicaid/CHIP redetermination process once the public health emergency (PHE) ends and states are no longer required to maintain continuous coverage. The current PHE is slated to last through July 15. However, since the administration did not inform stakeholders of plans to end the declaration 60 days in advance as promised, the PHE appears to be...
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Inside CMS - 05/26/2022
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Health Exchange Alert Weekly Report - 05/25/2022
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Vol. 10, No. 21
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CBO To Sanders: Lowering Medicare Age To 60 Ups Deficit, Shifts Coverage

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation say that lowering the Medicare age from 65 to 60 starting in 2026 would cost $155 billion through 2031, and they suggest that while some seniors would benefit from lower premiums in Medicare, many lower income seniors would lose access to Medicaid or highly subsidized Affordable Care Act coverage and could become uninsured. Although Democratic lawmakers have proposed lowering the Medicare age -- or separately, allowing people to buy-in to Medicare...
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SAMHSA Unveils Webpage For 9-8-8 Job, Volunteer Postings

Caring people should volunteer or apply for a job as a National Suicide Prevention hotline crisis counselor, HHS’ Substance and Mental Health Services Administration says on its new webpage, which went live as the agency tries to address lawmakers’ concerns that states are not ready for the increase in calls to the hotline once it switches to an easy-to-remember, three-digit phone number, 9-8-8. “988 centers are looking for empathetic volunteers, employees, and interns to serve as crisis counselors answering phone,...
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Cyber Leaders Tell Senators Resources Needed For Small Health Entities

Small health care organizations need more help from the federal government to increase their cybersecurity capabilities, witnesses told the Senate health committee at a Wednesday hearing on “Cybersecurity in the Health and Education Sectors." Joshua Corman, founder of the volunteer digital security organization I Am The Cavalry, said cyber criminals have shifted focus from large, high-value targets to smaller targets like hospitals and schools, partly because cryptocurrency has made it easy for the victims to make payments in ransomware attacks...
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