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News Tipoffs for Pennsylvania Editors Newsletter for Tuesday July 21, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Allsafe Environmental Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Thomas K. Reinhard, president of Allsafe Environmental Inc., Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Public Participation for New Active Ingredient Nootkatone". The comment was posted on July 15, 2020: * * * All of us who take statins (e.g., atorvastatin) are warned against consuming grapefruit because it can produce a profound grapefruit-drug interaction. I have had significant reactions to gra  more

Association of American Cancer Institutes Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Roy A. Jensen, president and Jennifer W. Pegher, executive director of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Me  more

Doors Unhinged Issues Public Comment on EPA Notice
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- Andrew Ellsworth, founder and CEO of Doors Unhinged LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's notice entitled "Existing Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Designations and Recovered Materials Advisory Notice Recommendations". The comment was posted on July 13, 2020: * * * This is great to see consideration of the power of the purse to advance environmentally beneficial materials. My comments are as follows: 1) I  more

EPA: Generic Clearance for Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
WASHINGTON, July 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a notice, published in the Federal Register, entitled: "Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Renewal)". The notice was issued by Courtney Kerwin, Director, Regulatory Support Division. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamia Franklin, Office of Missio  more

Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- A.J. Harper, president of the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania, Warrendale, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Req  more

Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Jeffrey Bechtel, senior vice president for health economics and policy at the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Me  more

Jefferson Health Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Bruce A. Meyer, president of Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements f  more

National Dairy Council Issues Public Comment on FDA Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Amy C. Boileau, vice president for regulatory affairs, and Gregory D. Miller, global chief science officer, at the National Dairy Council, Rosemont, Illinois, have issued a public comment on the Food and Drug Administration's proposed rule entitled "Food Standards; General Principles and Food Standards Modernization". The comment was written on July 14, 2020, and posted on July 15, 2020: * * * The National Dairy Council (NDC) appreciates the opportunity to provide scient  more

Penn State Health Interventional Radiologist Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 18 -- Paul Kalapos, interventional radiologist at Penn State Health Radiology, Hershey, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Require  more

Pew Charitable Trusts Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 20 -- Kathy Talkington, director of health programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperab  more

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Issues Public Comment on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, July 19 -- Renee Johnson, vice president for corporate reimbursement at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, has issued a public comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promo  more