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Monday 08, December 2014
An article published in the Health Affairs December issue is the first ever comprehensive analysis to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children. The study found that the EHB has resulted in a state-by-state patchwork of coverage for children and adolescents that has significant exclusions, particularly for children with developmental disabilities and other special healthcare needs.
Wednesday 03, December 2014
The new state-of-the-art Innovation and Learning Center at Children’s National Health System officially opened. The Center is home to the Bear Institute, one of the first pediatric institutes focused on improving children’s health through innovative information technology.
Tuesday 02, December 2014
In response to the isolated Ebola cases in the United States and in preparation for future cases, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington, DC, Department of Health have selected Children’s National Health System among 35 other medical institutions to serve as an Ebola-ready treatment center.
Wednesday 26, November 2014
As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Genetics and Metabolism Division at Children's National and Medscape, Division Chief Marshall Summar, MD, interviews Dr. Gayatri Rao, director of the Office of Orphan Products Development at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the FDA’s role in developing drug therapies for rare diseases.
Monday 24, November 2014
As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Genetics and Metabolism Division of Children's National and Medscape Rare Diseases, Marshall Summar, MD, Division Chief of Genetics and Metabolism, talks about rare diseases and how more cancers and rare diseases are being broken down into smaller groups by genetic technology.
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