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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Government Affairs Conference & Members Reception
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONFERENCE & MEMBERS RECEPTION
February 27-27, 2019
Lebanon agreed on a new government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that have added to concerns for its struggling economy and massive public debt. The news boosted Lebanon’s bonds, with a 2037 dollar issue jumping in price by 4.3 cents to its highest si...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


CDC works 24/7 keeping America safe from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights it and supports communities and citizens to prevent it. CDC is the nation’s health protection agency - saving lives, protecting people from health threats, and saving money through prevention.

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The flu is wreaking havoc globally this year. Influenza infections are on the rise, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicting that this year’s strain will cause the highest rate of hospitalizations and deaths in a decade.This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic. This pandemic was the worst flu outbreak in history, killing tens of millions of people around the world....
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(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health (DOH) announced that it has received $900K, to be dispersed over a three year period, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids as part of the Prescription Drug Overdose: Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI). Specifically, funding will support the District’s efforts to: Improve data collection and analysis around opioid misuse, ab...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a funding opportunity providing up to $66.1 million available to support prevention activities and treatment services for health conditions related to the Zika virus. Congress authorized this funding in the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (P.L. 114-223).“This funding will accelerate efforts to pr...
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now includes Indian Health Service (IHS) Hospitals in the nationwide Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks (HIINs) contract for public and private sector hospitals to reduce adverse events by 20 percent and hospital readmissions by 12 percent. This commitment to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health care is part of ongoing CMS and IHS work to address issues in hospitals before they can affect patients. CMS recently awarded ...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tool to share automatically electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. This new release is the first in a series that will be part of CMS’s ongoing efforts to spur the creation of innovative, customizable tools to reduce burden for clinicians, while also supporting high-quality care for patients. In October, CMS released the Quality Payment Program website, an interactive site to help clinicians underst...
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SACRAMENTO, CA - November is National Diabetes Month, and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that it has joined the California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) efforts to prevent diabetes by implementing diabetes prevention programs for all CalPERS members beginning in January 2017. The diabetes prevention programs follow the standards of the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CalPERS programs are designed to slow ...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 15 target markets for this year’s Open Enrollment. As in previous years, the target markets will be a particular focus for outreach, travel, and collaborations with local partners, also in addition to other nationwide efforts to step up outreach. “We look forward to engaging Americans all across the country in Open Enrollment beginning November 1, but we are especially excited for a major outreach push in these 15 ...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updated payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year (CY) 2017. These finalized policy changes will improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers and reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system tha...
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to update Medicare fire protection guidelines for certain dialysis facilities to ensure that patients are protected from fire while receiving treatment in those facilities. CMS strives to promote health and safety for all patients, family, and staff in every provider and supplier setting, and fire safety requirements are an important part of this effort. The new proposed guidelines apply to all dialysis facil...
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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has received two national awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for having the most improved adolescent immunization coverage rate and the most improved pneumococcal vaccine rate among high risk adults from 2012-2015....
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EVENTS

Federal Networks Conference
FEDERAL NETWORKS CONFERENCE
February 25-26, 2019
The Federal Networks Conference brings together senior decision-makers from key agencies across government to share their latest plans for how they will design, purchase and operate their networks as well as the IT services that these networks enable and deliver.

Federal Grants Forum
FEDERAL GRANTS FORUM
February 25-27, 2019
Federal Grants Forum provides the opportunity to the attendees to learn from powerhouse sessions delivered by knowledgeable compliance experts in the grants, accounting and legal communities while networking with other grants and finance professionals facing similar challenges. Attendees will walk a...