Changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Price Transparency Rule took effect July 1. Going forward, hospitals are required to use a standard machine-readable file format, which includes some new data elements, such as the negotiated rate methodology and an accuracy and completeness statement.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
One of the best things health care leaders can do while navigating a labyrinth of challenges is to talk with other leaders.
AHA June 27 released the first three of a series of videos highlighting various behavioral health roles and career paths in a hospital or health system, as well as the commitment and passion of current health care workers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 28 announced the request for state applications for the Cell and Gene Therapy Access Model.
The Department of Health and Human Services Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center June 27 issued an alert about a critical vulnerability in MOVEit, a common file transfer platform utilized in the health sector. The vulnerability exposes health care organizations to cyberattacks, especially ransomware and data breaches.
The Supreme Court June 28 overturned a 1984 ruling in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., which required courts to defer to federal agencies to interpret ambiguous laws.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 28 released a proposed rule on mitigating the impact of significant, anomalous and highly suspect (SAHS) billing activity on the Medicare Shared Savings Program financial calculations in calendar year 2023.
The AHA strongly urges hospital and health system leaders to take full advantage of one of the best windows of the year to communicate our field’s priorities and remind your elected officials of the crucial need for their support.
A joint report released June 26 by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI, the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity provides roadmaps for addressing memory safety vulnerabilities in open source software.
The Department of Health and Human Services June 26 announced beneficiary coinsurance reductions for 64 prescription drugs available through Medicare Part B.
The AHA, 340B Health, the Maryland Hospital Association and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers June 26 filed an amicus brief in a federal district court in Maryland, defending the state's law protecting 340B pricing for contract pharmacy arrangements.
The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center June 27 issued a threat bulletin alerting the health sector to active cyberthreats exploiting TeamViewer.
The Supreme Court June 27 dismissed a case about whether an Idaho law can coexist with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires hospitals to provide stabilizing care for those in an emergency medical condition
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 26 issued its calendar year 2025 proposed rule for the home health prospective payment system, which would reduce net home health payments by an estimated $280 million, or -1.7%, in calendar year 2025 relative to the current year.
Cathrine Frank, M.D., chair of psychiatry and behavioral health services at Henry Ford Health System, shares how they utilize a virtual team approach to provide reachable care, and how innovations like a patient tracking registry are benefiting the whole person.
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response June 25 announced a flu pandemic preparedness and response strategy in response to the threat of H5N1 bird flu in humans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 25 issued a Health Alert Network Health Advisory about an increased risk of dengue virus infections in the U.S.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., June 25 released an advisory on firearm violence, declaring it a public health crisis in America.
The AHA published a blog June 26 responding to a Medical Care Journal article that paints a bleak picture of the future of health care, claiming hospitals intend to replace registered nurses with lower-paid and less qualified staff, which the authors assert would lead to poorer quality care and skyrocketing costs. 
The AHA submitted comments June 26 to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health for a hearing about improving value-based care.