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Faith-Based HIV Program Launches in Tennessee for Blacks and Latinos

Thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health, a new faith-based program called Cempa Talks is launching in Chattanooga to address HIV disparities among the African-American and Latino communities. Funding was awarded to Cempa Community Care, formerly known as Chattanooga Cares, which offers HIV and sexual health services, education and advocacy. According to… Read More »

Most in Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program to get higher payments next year

Dive Brief: CMS has released Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program results for 2019 showing that almost 60% of hospitals participating in the payment incentive program will see a “small change” (between -0.5% and 0.5%) in Inpatient Prospective Payment System reimbursement.  Just over half of those affected hospitals (55%) are set to receive higher Medicare reimbursement,… Read More »

340B drug program was created to help patients, not boost hospital profits

Enacted more than 25 years ago with bipartisan support, the 340B program was designed to help healthcare safety net providers deliver more affordable outpatient prescription drugs to vulnerable or uninsured patients. These safety net providers include certain hospitals, such as disproportionate share hospitals, or DSH hospitals, and children’s hospitals, as well as federal grantees, such… Read More »