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Nov 3, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on proposed updates to Guidelines for Screening for Diabetes in Pregnancy and Screening for Type 2 Diabetes after Pregnancy as part of the HRSA-Supported Women's Preventive Services Guidelines. These draft recommendations were developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) through a national cooperative agreement with HRSA to improve adult women's health across the lifespan by engaging a coalition of health professional organizations to review the evidence and recommend updates to these guidelines. Comments are due by December 5, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 2, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on proposed updates to the Periodicity Schedule of the Bright Futures Recommendations for Pediatric Preventive Health Care (Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule) as part of the HRSA-supported preventive service guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents. The Periodicity Schedule is maintained through a national cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and HRSA. Comments are due by December 2, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 1, 2022 - Announces the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which aims to increase access to behavioral health, wellness, and whole-person care. Outlines coverage for behavioral health services and opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, expanded colon cancer screening coverage, changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and dental services that are integral to covered medical services.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Oct 28, 2022 - Features a mobile lung cancer screening unit launched by the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine hospitals. Describes the services provided by the unit and the need for lung cancer screening in the state, noting disparities in lung cancer deaths and the opportunities the unit provides for rural West Virginians to access screening services.
Source: WVU Medicine
Oct 27, 2022 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeking comments on a proposed information collection regarding the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) program and the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program. The information collected will be used to evaluate the PMHCA and MDRBD programs and guide future policy decisions regarding increasing health professionals' capacity to address patients' behavioral health and access to behavioral health services. Comments are due by November 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register