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Trump instructs agencies to redirect WHO funds to other groups

The White House Office of Management and Budget has told federal agencies to reroute money for the World Health Organization to other humanitarian aid and health groups. President Trump announced last week he will halt funding to the organization, which constitutes roughly 10% of their overall budget, over the group’s response to the coronavirus. The… Read More »

UnitedHealth Group’s Andrew Witty to join WHO vaccine efforts

Sir Andrew Witty, president of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum, is taking a leave of absence to co-lead a global effort of the World Health Organization to accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Witty’s appointment to the position with WHO is effective April 20. During Witty’s temporary assignment, UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann… Read More »

Buyer beware: Groups issue toy safety warnings ahead of Black Friday

After the Thanksgiving turkey comes Black Friday holiday gift shopping, and with it warnings about how parents can avoid purchasing dangerous toys for their kids. Manufacturers have to comply with more than 100 regulations and tests by third parties before they call sell their products in the United States, according to the Toy Association. Still,… Read More »

Oncology groups focus patient-reported outcomes to optimize care

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium plans to use a mobile-based application to help with quality reporting initiatives in the state. MOQC, a group of medical and gynecologic oncology practices collaborating to improve cancer care quality, has selected a vendor to help develop quality measures, manage patient symptoms and capture patient reported outcomes from 19 cancer… Read More »

Groups oppose HHS efforts to change SUD privacy rules

Proposed changes to rules governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally assisted substance use disorder treatment programs are facing strong opposition from stakeholder groups. Addiction treatment, healthcare and privacy rights organizations are raising the red flag regarding last week’s proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services—they contend that the rules would… Read More »

Groups call on CMS to push out Medicare Shared Savings Program application deadline

The National Association of ACOs and America’s Physician Groups are telling the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that its application deadline to apply for the revamped Shared Savings ACO program does not give providers enough time to consider the new rule that was only finalized on December 21. On Thursday, CMS set the deadline… Read More »