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for: ‘December, 2010’

CMS Solicits Nominations for Members of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced the solicitation of nominations for Members of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).   The Committee will consist of approximately 100 appointed members, including six patient advocates (standard voting members) and six industry representatives (non voting members). The MEDCAC Committee will: Review and evaluate […]

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CMS Solicits Nominations for Members of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced the solicitation of nominations for Members of the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC).   The Committee will consist of approximately 100 appointed members, including six patient advocates (standard voting members) and six industry representatives (non voting members). The MEDCAC Committee will: Review and evaluate […]

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Ochsner Medical Center Brings Tele-Stroke Care to Rural Louisiana

In the case of a stroke, seconds can save lives.  Ochsner Medical Center, in Louisiana, has created a tele-stroke program that will begin “to offer live, off-site stroke consultations to 10 hospitals in Southeast Louisiana.” According to Ken Rardin, president and CEO of Remote Evaluation of Acute is CHemic (REACH), “Ochsner Health System is a […]

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HHS Awards $8 million in Community Health Center Grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost “$8 million for existing Community Health Center Cooperative Agreements.”  This funding was provided through the Affordable Care Act (e.g. healthcare reform legislation). According to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “These Health Center Cooperative Agreements help build on the […]

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