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AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity March 27 began sending hospitals and health systems an email reminder to complete the 2024 DEI Benchmark Survey, noting that the deadline has been extended to April 30.
In this first of a two-part conversation with experts from Providence, Adam Zoller, chief information security officer, and Katie Adams, cybersecurity director of clinical technology services, discuss the potential cyberthreats posed by third parties and prevention strategies to keep your protected systems secure.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services March 27 finalized a rule proposed in 2022 to standardize Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and renewal processes and make it easier for eligible children and adults to stay covered.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released a guide to health plan resources for health care providers impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack, including health plan contact information, noting in an accompanying letter that many providers continue to face significant disruptions as a result of the cyberattack or difficulty getting information from health plans about prospective payments and other flexibilities.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency March 27 released a proposed rule implementing cyber incident and ransom payment reporting requirements under the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022, intended to help the agency prevent cyberattacks and deploy assistance to victims.
The latest iteration of the Lown Institute’s report on hospital community benefits suffers from the same biases, flaws and shortcomings as its previous reports, writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for developing better diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to enhance U.S. readiness for an outbreak or attack involving smallpox or related diseases, and systems and policies that would allow public health and health care systems to respond quickly and effectively.
This April through June under the Inflation Reduction Act, Medicare will reduce the coinsurance amount for 41 Part B prescription drugs from 20% to somewhere between 3.8% and 19.9%, depending on the drug, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced March 26.
AHA March 26 submitted comments on a discussion draft of the SUSTAIN 340B Act, legislation proposed in the Senate to clarify Congress’ intent in creating the 340B program and protect 340B providers from egregious behavior by drug companies, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers.
President Biden March 24 signed legislation funding the rest of the federal government through Sept. 30, including Department of Health and Human Services programs.