Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process

December 14, 2016 at 10:15 am | National

Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process.  Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations.  Only one renewal notice will be sent to each registrant’s “mail […]

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Public Health’s Top 100

October 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm | National

In honor of its 100th birthday, the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has drawn up a list of 100 objects that have had an impact on public health, for good and for ill. Here is the full list: Aerosol Can Air Conditioner Airbag Airplane Ambulance American Cheese Apgar Scorecard Asbestos Automobile Bicycle Helmet […]

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Health Advisory, Zika Virus Update: Epidemiology, Laboratory Testing, and Reporting

August 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm | National

Originally released on August 11, 2016. Summary Points Locally-acquired Zika has been identified in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood Zika testing (rRT-PCR and IgM MAC-ELISA) is now available through commercial laboratories Testing recommendations are updated to include: IgM testing of convalescent specimens when rRT-PCR is negative. Serum and urine rRT-PCR testing for pregnant women seen within 14 […]

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Important message from Novitas to Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2

August 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Local, National, State

Novitas Solutions, Inc, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the fee-for-service program in Pennsylvania has an important notice. Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2 All Medicare Part A and B providers are required to recertify the accuracy of their enrollment information every five years through a process known as revalidation. The initial five-year revalidation cycle was […]

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