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  • HHS Makes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Coordinated, Value-Based Care

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to support Coordinated, Value-Based Care | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 20, 2020) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two final rules that aim to reduce regulatory barriers to care coordination and accelerate the transformation of the healthcare system into one that pays for value and promotes the delivery of coordinated care. The rules provide greater flexibility for healthcare providers to participate in value-based arrangements and to provide coordinated care for patients. The final rules also ease unnecessary compliance burden for healthcare providers and other stakeholders across the industry, while maintaining strong safeguards to protect patients and programs from fraud and abuse. The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the final rule “Revi...
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  • More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says

    More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says | site |



    2020 World Air Cargo Forecast anticipates more than 60% fleet growth over 20 years, including new and converted freighters

    Freight operators meeting market requirements to transport medical supplies and address e-commerce trends



    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the Boeing Company published the following information: SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), reflecting COVID-19 impacts and opportunities as well as substantial long-term demand for freighters over the next two decades. Enabled by a rebound in global trade and long-term growth, the WACF forecasts demand for 2,430 freighters over the next 20 years, including 930 new production freighters and 1,500 freighters converted from passenger airplanes. According to the new forecast, world air cargo traffic w...
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States

    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States to Support Healthy Active Communities with Unprecedented LWCF Funding | site |


    (Novemner 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, US Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt established criteria to invest unprecedented funding in state and local communities that will enhance recreation and conservation, and he outlined the steps Interior is taking to implement the Trump Administration’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, the greatest conservation funding law in US history. “Under the leadership of President Trump, Interior is hard at work to implement this landmark legislation and to be stewards of the money Congress has entrusted us to manage,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “These actions ensure land acquisitions will increase recreation opportunities, enhance conservation benefits a...
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  • National Institutes of Health says Cardiac Arrest Treatment that uses Life Support Machine boosts Survival

    National Institutes of Health says Cardiac Arrest Treatment that uses Life Support Machine boosts Survival | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the following information:

    Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet . The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so much more effective than the standard treatment for this usually fatal condition that the trial was stopped early after enrolling just 30 of the expected 165 patients. The study, known as the Advanced Reperfusion Strategies for Refractory Cardiac Arrest (ARREST) trial, was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. It found th
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  • Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy

    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy and Allow Banks to Continue Lending to Creditworthy Households and Businesses | site |





    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced a technical change to support the U.S. economy and allow banks to continue lending to creditworthy households and businesses. The interim final rule will phase in gradually, as intended, the automatic restrictions associated with a firm's "total loss absorbing capacity," or TLAC, buffer requirements, if the levels decline. TLAC is an additional cushion of capital and long-term debt that could be used to recapitalize a bank if it is in distress. The change will facilitate the use of firms' buffers to promote lending activity to households and businesses. Over the past decade, U.S. banks of all sizes have built...
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  • Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

    Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy

    Federal Reserve Announces Extensive New Measures to Support the Economy | site |




    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time. The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world. Our nation's first priority is to care for those afflicted and to limit the further spread of the virus. While great uncertainty remains, it has become clear that our economy will face severe disruptions. Aggressive efforts must be taken across the public and private sectors to limit the losses to jobs and incomes and to promote a swift recovery once the disruptions abate. The Federal Reserve's role is guided by its mandate from Congress to promote maximum employment and stable prices, along with its ...
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  • Federal Reserve Board broadens Program of Support for the Flow of Credit to Households and Businesses

    Federal Reserve Board broadens Program of Support for the Flow of Credit to Households and Businesses by establishing a Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF)| site |



    (March 18, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday broadened its program of support for the flow of credit to households and businesses by taking steps to enhance the liquidity and functioning of crucial money markets. Through the establishment of a Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility, or MMLF, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will make loans available to eligible financial institutions secured by high-quality assets purchased by the financial institution from money market mutual funds. Money market funds are common investment tools for families, businesses, and a range of companies. The MMLF will assist money market funds in meeting demands for redemptions by househol...
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  • Federal Banking Agencies provide Banks additional flexibility to Support Households and Businesses

    Federal Banking Agencies provide Banks additional flexibility to Support Households and Businesses| site |



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    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (March 17, 2020) - - Today (March 17, 2020), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced two actions to support the U.S. economy and allow banks to continue lending to households and businesses. They are:
    • A statement encouraging banks to use their resources to support households and businesses; and
    • A technical change to phase in, as intended, the automatic distribution restrictions gradually if a firm's capital levels decline.
    The statement notes that banks have more than doubled their capital and liquidity levels over the past decade and are now substantially safer and...
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  • Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes "Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship"| site |



    (March 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:


    Notification – HHS and State of California to Support Passengers On The Grand Princess Cruise Ship




    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with state and local partners in California to support passengers returning to the United States on the Grand Princess cruise ship. The ship will dock temporarily in a non-passenger port in San Francisco Bay. Passengers will be transferred to federal military installations for medical screening, COVID-19 testing, and a 14-day quarantine. Nearly 1,000 passengers who are California residents will complete the mandatory quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and Miramar Naval Air S...
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Procure N95 Respirators to Support Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Outbreaks

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Procure N95 Respirators to Support Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Outbreaks| site |



    (March 4, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    As part of the government-wide efforts to respond to the global outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services intends to purchase 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). Through guaranteed orders, this acquisition encourages manufacturers to immediately increase production of N95s for use by health care professionals. These guaranteed orders offer reassurance to manufacturers that they will not be left with excess supplies if private sector orders are cancelled once the COVID-19 response subsides. Manufacturers typically avoid ramping up production without such a guarantee. Private secto
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  • FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

    FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

    FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency| site |



    Company Leveraging its Global Network to Assist in Crisis


    (January 27, 2020) - - Today (January 27, 2020), FedEx published the following information: MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 27, 2020 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express will ship today more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief. FedEx is working closely with China Post which will deliver the aid from Guangzhou to Wuhan Union Hospital. “Direct Relief is deeply thankful to FedEx for enabling this rapid response to fulfill a very specific order that the medical staff in Wuhan’s largest hospital selected from our curre...
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  • IRS and TTB formalize process to support processing of claims made to the IRS Whistleblower Office

    IRS and TTB formalize process to support processing of claims made to the IRS Whistleblower Office | site |




    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a process has been formalized with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) that puts in place procedures between the IRS and TTB to process claims for whistleblower awards under internal revenue laws that are administered and enforced by TTB. The IRS and TTB signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 3, 2019, making these new procedures possible. "This is another important step in our efforts to make the Whistleblower Program as effective as possible," said Lee D. Martin, Director of the IRS Whistleblower Office. "The IRS Whistleblower Office is always looking to do more for whistleblowers." The new procedures enable a partnership with TTB to provide a consistent ...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inspires Communities to Support Hospitalized Veterans throughout the Holidays

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs inspires Communities to Support Hospitalized Veterans throughout the Holidays | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today (December 5, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging community members, individuals, businesses and organizations to help support hospitalized Veterans nationwide by turning good intentions into action on this International Volunteer Day Dec. 5. Each year, thousands of Veterans spend the holidays at VA inpatient facilities away from family and friends. “The holidays can be an especially lonely and challenging time for hospitalized Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Volunteering is a meaningful way to provide kindness and get into the overall spirit of giving by showing these Veterans that they are not forgotten.” International Volunteer Day, designated by the United Nations
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  • HUD continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering from Major Disasters | site |



    (December 3, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    This allocation today is supported through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program and will address seriously damaged housing, businesses and infrastructure from disasters that occurred since 2017. The CDBG-DR Program requires grantees to develop thoughtful recovery plans informed by local residents. Learn more about
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Priority to Support Students in Economically Distressed Communities

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Priority to Support Students in Economically Distressed Communities | site |



    (November 27, 2019) - - The U.S. Department of Education published (today, November 27, 2019) the following information:

    WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will prioritize funding for grant applications that support students, teachers and parents in economically-distressed communities, known as Opportunity Zones.

    The Opportunity Zones priority will allow the Department to focus on grantees that do their work in an Opportunity Zone, grantees that are located in an Opportunity Zone, and grantees that will increase the impact of each federal dollar by partnering with a Qualified Opportunity Fund. "We want to ensure federal dollars have the maximum positive impact on the students and communities that need it most," said Secretary DeVos. "Through the Opportunity Zones prior
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    HHS Makes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Coordinated, Value-Based Care
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services makes Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to support Coordinated, Value-Based Care | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 20, 2020) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two final rules that aim to reduce regulatory barriers to care coordination and accelerate the transformation of the healthcare system into one that pays for value and promotes the delivery of coordinated care. The rules provide greater flexibility for healthcare providers to participate in value-based arrangements and to provide coordinated care for patients. The final rules also ease unnecessary compliance burden for healthcare providers and other stakeholders across the industry, while maintaining strong safeguards to protect patients and programs from fraud and abuse. The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the final rule “Revi...
    11-22-2020, 01:38 AM
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    More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says
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    More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says | site |



    2020 World Air Cargo Forecast anticipates more than 60% fleet growth over 20 years, including new and converted freighters

    Freight operators meeting market requirements to transport medical supplies and address e-commerce trends



    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the Boeing Company published the following information: SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), reflecting COVID-19 impacts and opportunities as well as substantial long-term demand for freighters over the next two decades. Enabled by a rebound in global trade and long-term growth, the WACF forecasts demand for 2,430 freighters over the next 20 years, including 930 new production freighters and 1,500 freighters converted from passenger airplanes. According to the new forecast, world air cargo traffic w...
    11-17-2020, 07:05 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary’s Order Increases Flexibility and Empowers States to Support Healthy Active Communities with Unprecedented LWCF Funding | site |


    (Novemner 13, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of the Interior published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, US Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt established criteria to invest unprecedented funding in state and local communities that will enhance recreation and conservation, and he outlined the steps Interior is taking to implement the Trump Administration’s historic Great American Outdoors Act, the greatest conservation funding law in US history. “Under the leadership of President Trump, Interior is hard at work to implement this landmark legislation and to be stewards of the money Congress has entrusted us to manage,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “These actions ensure land acquisitions will increase recreation opportunities, enhance conservation benefits a...
    11-14-2020, 01:38 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Institutes of Health says Cardiac Arrest Treatment that uses Life Support Machine boosts Survival
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Institutes of Health says Cardiac Arrest Treatment that uses Life Support Machine boosts Survival | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - Today the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the following information:

    Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet . The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so much more effective than the standard treatment for this usually fatal condition that the trial was stopped early after enrolling just 30 of the expected 165 patients. The study, known as the Advanced Reperfusion Strategies for Refractory Cardiac Arrest (ARREST) trial, was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. It found th
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    11-13-2020, 07:54 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy
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    Federal Reserve Board Announces Technical Change to Support the U.S. Economy and Allow Banks to Continue Lending to Creditworthy Households and Businesses | site |





    (March 23, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced a technical change to support the U.S. economy and allow banks to continue lending to creditworthy households and businesses. The interim final rule will phase in gradually, as intended, the automatic restrictions associated with a firm's "total loss absorbing capacity," or TLAC, buffer requirements, if the levels decline. TLAC is an additional cushion of capital and long-term debt that could be used to recapitalize a bank if it is in distress. The change will facilitate the use of firms' buffers to promote lending activity to households and businesses. Over the past decade, U.S. banks of all sizes have built...
    03-23-2020, 11:46 PM

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