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Johnson says progress being made at troubled Milwaukee VA hospital

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Federal Government, Health Care, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A previous report concluded the VA hospital “environment is not secure and safe.”

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Vermont Health Department abandons useless, costly nasal spray flu vaccine

By   /  August 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After years of promoting a convenient nasal spray flu vaccine, the Vermont Department of Health says it no longer stands by the product, despite having spent more than $600,000 on doses over the past three years.

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A mess of a week at Texas HHSC

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, News, State Budgets, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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The weekend can’t come fast enough for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. On Wednesday, federal officials asked the state’s largest agency to return $57,884,268, the federal share of $95,359,841 in supplemental payments to doctors made improperly from 2004 to 2007. The report by the Officer of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of […]

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Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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States want to expand access to oral health care, but the debate over how to do it is provoking strong reactions from many within the dental community.

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Nursing students who fought HCC shenanigans pass test

By   /  August 3, 2016  /  Education, Health Care, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

Houston Community College board members and officials gather at the 2015 groundbreaking for a 10-story, $98 million home for Coleman College.

When Houston Community College opens the doors next year to a 10-story, $98 million nursing school in the Texas Medical Center, it’s quite possible that the heart of the facility will sit vacant.

Already forbidden from admitting new students, the nursing program at HCC’s Coleman College is now facing a one-year suspension by state regulators over poor test scores.

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House minority leader doubts Medicaid money available for budget fix

By   /  August 1, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s House minority leader is questioning the Shumlin administration’s Medicaid solution to a $28 million revenue downgrade, saying the money’s not there.

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