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The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it will distribute $73 million to train public health workers from underrepresented communities and improve Covid-19 data collection. The goal is to providing training in public health informatics and technology to more than 4,000 health workers over the next four years, the agency said in a […]

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As OSHA considers requirements for a permanent Covid-19 standard, groups representing employers and workers agree the standard must be flexible enough to adopt changing medical recommendations. “Throughout Covid-19, a lack of uniform guidance has led to confusion and apprehension on behalf of providers and facilities as they work to comply with rapidly changing standards and […]

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A coalition of hospitals sued HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra in federal court to force him to recalculate their Medicare reimbursements for doctor training programs. The plaintiffs—including New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery and Yale New Haven Hospital—say in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that they have been […]

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OSHA’s emergency standard protecting health-care workers from Covid-19 that was issued June 10 after months of anticipation originally was intended to protect all workers, a draft version of the rule obtained by Bloomberg Law showed. The 780-page draft standard and justification formally submitted to the White House on April 26 made it clear Occupational Safety and Health Administration staff […]

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