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Value-Based Reimbursement: Preparing Your Hospital For The Paradigm Shift Webinar
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m. CT
Speaker: Jim Tufts, Leadership Solutions Team Lead, ICE Technologies
CDC chief to GOP: Zika funding ‘urgently needed’
Top federal health officials want Congress to know they urgently need more money to fight the Zika virus — and that time is running out. In media interviews and briefings on Thursday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden stressed that funding from Congress is “crucially important and urgently needed.” He repeatedly warned the current funding levels would leave pregnant women worldwide vulnerable to the virus, which has been linked to debilitating birth defects. Without more funding, he said vaccines would be developed more slowly, mosquitoes would spread just as rapidly and more babies could be born with microcephaly, a condition that can total $10 million in healthcare costs per child. READ MORE