AHA Executive Vice President Michelle Hood previews the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference — one of AHA's flagship events — which will be held Feb. 11-14 in Orlando, Fla.
The AHA Nov. 30 announced that Melinda (Mindy) Hatton, AHA’s general counsel and secretary, will retire after a long and distinguished career in the association and legal world.
“A recent Modern Healthcare article misleadingly suggests that hospitals and health systems provided less charity care between 2020 and 2023,” writes AHA General Counsel and Secretary Mindy Hatton.
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury will give health care providers and insurers initiating a payment dispute through Jan. 16 under the No Surprises Act’s Independent Dispute Resolution process 10 business days to select a certified IDR entity after initiating the dispute, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Nov 29. 
Cyber actors attacking the Okta Help Center customer support management system in October downloaded a report containing the names and email addresses of all system users, and could use this inform
Hear from three experts who believe that expanding and integrating the talent pool of community health workers into America's hospitals and health systems could provide a bridge to meeting future health care needs.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.K. National Cyber Security Centre and other global partners this week released recommended guidelines or secure artificial intelligence design, development, deployment and use.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Nov. 29 held a hearing  to explore how medical devices and hospitals are using artificial intelligence and what Congress should consider as AI in health care evolves. 
The AHA and seven other national organizations representing hospitals Nov. 29 voiced strong support for a Medicaid managed care proposal to establish the Average Commercial Rate as the upper payment limit for inpatient and outpatient hospital services in the context of state directed payments, but urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not to move forward with proposed restrictions on states’ use of provider-based funding sources such as provider taxes to finance Medicaid payments.
A bipartisan group of House members Nov. 28 introduced AHA-supported legislation that would prohibit health insurers from charging fees for standard electronic fund transfers to pay health care providers for services.