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Jeffrey Davis Director of Regulatory and External Affairs at ACEP

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  • Field testing for the first EM-focused cost measure started on January 10. It's emergency physicians’ opportunity to influence a measure that will have specific impact on Medicare reimbursement. Get more background.
  • On January 18, HHS announced the availability of $13 million in funding to increase access to behavioral health care services and address health inequities in rural America, including through evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for substance use disorder
  • COVID-19 News: HHS is now requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests, so people with private health coverage can get them for free. The Biden Administration has also made 1 billion at-home tests available for free to individuals. People can order them at https://www.covidtests.gov/. There is a limit of four per household, and the shipping time is estimated to be 7-12 days. Finally, the Administration will distribute 400 million non-surgical N95 masks, sourced from the Strategic National Stockpile, to individuals through pharmacies and community health centers.

 

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