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Jan 17, 2020
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended that Congress provide a 2% market-basket update for the hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems in 2021.
Jan 17, 2020
In response to an outbreak in China caused by a new coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security announced screenings to detect ill travelers going through San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles airports.
Jan 17, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services released for public comment a draft federal strategic plan for health information technology over the next five years, outlining federal goals and objectives to ensure that individuals have access to their electronic health information to manage their health and shop for care.
Jan 17, 2020
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity is accepting nominations through Feb. 25 for its 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems that have achieved a high level of success in advancing diversity, inclusion and equity.
Jan 17, 2020 by Rick Pollack
“Human trafficking exists all around us.” That’s a quote from Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during his visit to Atlanta this week to meet with human trafficking victims.
Jan 16, 2020
Thirty-three state hospital associations filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review this term an appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
Jan 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in HHS programs, and HHS guidance for financial assistance with regard to faith-based organizations.
Jan 16, 2020
Richard Evnen, vice chair of Bryan Health, Lincoln, Neb., will chair the AHA's Committee on Governance in 2020, and Carolyn Scanlan, a trustee at Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health, will serve as chair-elect.
Jan 16, 2020
Cardinal Health customers may contact their sales representative to obtain lot numbers for surgical gowns and procedure packs affected by a quality issue at a contract manufacturing facility. The issue seems to affect about 25%-30% of the company’s AAMI Level 3 surgical gowns.
Jan 15, 2020
The AHA, along with several other organizations, filed a a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review this term an appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.