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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, May 26

HHS announces $4.9 billion fund for skilled nursing pandemic efforts; senior living gets $0 … Data on COVID-19 in nursing homes is key to stopping spread; race a factor in facility outbreaks: expert … Large study ties hydroxychloroquine to mortality, arrhythmia in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Provider groups push for RAC reform

Hospital industry groups said Thursday they’d rather the government reform the Recovery Audit Contractor program than simply throw more money at fixing an onerous backlog of more than 800,000 Medicare appeals cases.

Omnibus HIPAA rule lays out ‘sweeping changes’

The Department of Health and Human Services issued an “omnibus” rule Thursday, comprehensively updating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security regulations passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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