Antimicrobial-resistant infections remained above pre-pandemic levels in 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kittitas Valley Healthcare, based in Ellensburg, Wash., was delivering 300-350 babies each year in the region prior to 2022, offering the area’s only comprehensive obstetric services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 14 announced four confirmed human cases of H5N1 bird flu among farm workers who were working at a Colorado poultry facility.
The AHA July 15 commented to Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., responding to a request for information based on the Pay PCPs Act, legislation designed to improve support and pay for primary care providers.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
We know that health equity matters. But what exactly does the term mean?
The AHA’s Hospital Community Collaborative has released "Healthier Together," a report about the program’s impact on community health throughout the country.
The AHA July 11 released its quarterly Health Care Plan Accountability Update, a roundup of news, letters, statements and other resources covering private insurance plans, Medicare Advantage and related issues.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Patient safety is the top priority of every caregiver. Hospitals and health systems never stop searching for ways to improve quality, performance and results for the individuals and families who entrust them with their care.
Evan Williams, a certified association executive, will serve as new executive director for the American Society for Health Care Risk Management and the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development, both organizations announced July 10.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 2 announced that Maryland, Vermont and Connecticut will be the first participants in the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released results of an air ambulance qualifying payment amount calculations audit on Aetna Health in Texas.
An infographic released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center highlights the decline of maternity care access in rural counties across the U.S. from 2010-2022, finding that nearly 59% of rural counties did not have any hospital-based obstetric services as of 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 10 announced there will be 133 participants representing 772 practices for its new Making Care Primary Model.
The AHA submitted a statement July 11 for a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on health care transparency and lowering health care costs.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing July 11 on medical debt.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 10 released its calendar year 2025 proposed rule for the physician fee schedule.
Improving access to rural health care is a top priority for AHA, and its 2024 Rural Advocacy Agenda lays the groundwork to improve the system as a whole. In this conversation, three AHA experts drill down on specific steps needed to help rural health care stay financially sound and ready to serve.
The AHA the week of July 8 released its Quality Collective Report, which explores quality, safety and performance improvement strategies and insights from health care leaders.
The AHA, 340B Health, Maryland Hospital Association and Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers July 9 filed an amicus brief in a federal district court in Maryland, defending the state’s law protecting 340B pricing for contract pharmacy arrangements.
The House Appropriations Committee July 10 voted 31-25 to approve legislation that would provide $185.8 billion in funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2025, an 11% cut below the prior fiscal year.