Tag: Funding

Updated physician shortage projections smaller but still significant

Editor's Note The gap between demand and supply could result in a shortage of 13,500 to 86,000 physicians by 2036, according to updated projections published March 21 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Although these figures are smaller than projections in the last report, published in 2021, they…

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By: Matt Danford
April 3, 2024
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Medicare offers advance payments for providers impacted by Change Healthcare cyberattack

Editor's Note In a March 9 Press release, CMS announced it will offer emergency funding for healthcare providers experiencing continued disruptions in the wake of a February 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthGroup and a major processor of medical claims. According to the release, CMS will extend…

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By: Matt Danford
March 13, 2024
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Congressional hearing focuses on bill to protect healthcare workers from violence

Editor's Note Nearly 100 house and senate staff attended a January 30 briefing on the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, a bill under congressional consideration that aims to protect healthcare workers from assault or intimidation while on the job. In addition to criminalizing these acts, the bill…

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By: Brita Belli
February 2, 2024
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HHS launches new initiative to strengthen the US health workforce

Editor's Note The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 6 expanded upon the recently launched HHS Health Workforce Initiative during an event at Lincoln-West School of Science and Health, a public high school in Cleveland, Ohio, that "prepares students for college and careers in healthcare," Healthcare Purchasing…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 7, 2023
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Surgeon-scientists represent less than 2% of all investigators awarded NIH funding

Editor's Note A new study led by Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, finds that representation of surgeon-scientists among investigators awarded grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains at 2% over 25 years, despite surgical diseases comprising 30% of the global disease burden. This cross-sectional…

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By: Lindsay Botts
May 25, 2023
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