Congress

HCBS Funding Is Now in the Congressional Crosshairs

The $400 billion that the Biden administration wanted for strengthening the nation’s home- and community-based services (HCBS) infrastructure is likely in the crosshairs of Congress. Currently, President Joe Biden and senior Democrats are working to figure out what’s included in the large spending legislation they hope to pass through the budget reconciliation process. Early estimates …

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Senators, Advocates Tout ‘Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity’ for Funding HCBS

“Care cannot wait — and neither should Congress.” That was the message delivered Thursday by Brittany Williams, a professional home care worker and third-generation caregiver from Washington state, during a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing. “Even as a child, I could see that care is essential,” Williams told the committee. “It is life-giving …

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Innovent and Lilly Report Results of Tyvyt (sintilimab) in Seven Clinical Studies to be Presented at the ESMO ASIA Congress 2020

Shots: The 7 studies include one Proffered Paper Oral Presentation & 6 e-posters, covering indications including lung cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, & esophageal cancer The 1st study involves assessing of sintilimab + bevacizumab biosimilar vs sorafenib as 1L treatment for aHCC while the 2nd study includes assessing of sintilimab + anlotinib as 1L therapy …

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How to make an impact at a virtual congress

More competition than ever before The pharmaceutical industry has long relied on congresses to build relationships with customers and to showcase the latest data and information on new additions to the pipeline. However, COVID-19 has changed the congress experience significantly. Social distancing and travel restrictions have forced congress organizers to make a tough decision between …

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[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Home health providers are one step closer to getting the No. 1 thing they’ve been asking for since the COVID-19 pandemic began: reimbursement for telehealth-driven visits. On Friday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for …

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