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05/06/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Lisa Gillespie
WASHINGTON, DC - Almost half of critical access hospitals' star ratings went down this year, and about two-thirds of all U.S. CAH's didn't even get a star, raising questions about whether CMS' new methodology is a more accurate picture of quality, and if the system is even working for these small hospitals.

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05/06/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Ginger Christ and Matti Gellman
WASHINGTON, DC - Healthcare workers are charged with protecting the health of the public but they increasingly need protection, too.

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05/06/2021 - WVNews by: Matt Harvey
BUCKHANNON, WV - The United States has agreed to a 10th settlement in suspicious patient deaths of at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, where a former nursing assistant has admitted murdering seven elderly veterans and attempting to murder an eighth.

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05/06/2021 - MetroNews by: Jeff Jenkins
CHARLESTON, WV - Former state Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta said during testimony Wednesday at the landmark opioid epidemic trial taking place in U.S. District Court in Charleston that he commissioned a report on overdose deaths in West Virginia to “learn from our dead so we could help the living.”

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05/06/2021 - MetroNews
CHARLESTON, WV - National Nurses Day is observed every year on May 6.

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05/05/2021 - The Hill by: Justine Coleman
WASHINGTON, DC - Pfizer expects to request emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine to be given to children ages 2 to 11 in September as vaccine manufacturers work to get approval to administer doses to minors.

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05/05/2021 - Modern Healthcare by: Michael Brady
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS will pay providers to administer COVID-19 vaccines to underinsured patients, the agency said Monday.

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