by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
For nearly a decade, the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative has shone a light on how hospitals and health systems are working to: heal victims of violence as well as their communities, prevent further acts of violence, and address violence in the workplace.
The AHA has launched recruitment for its sixth Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community convening in September.
The AHA June 6 participated in a Wall Street Journal Tech Live Cybersecurity event to discuss the historic Feb. 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare.
Hospitals and health systems have their hands full coping with the scary reality of a ransomware attack, but there are also civil liability concerns that arise in the fallout of a health care cybercrime.
The 2024 AHA Leadership Summit — one of the AHA’s flagship events — will be held July 21-23 in San Diego.
The AHA announced June 5 that Main Line Health in Radnor, Pa., Augusta Health in Fishersville, Va., and AnMed in Anderson, S.C., are the three honorees for this year’s Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, which will be presented during the 2024 AHA Leadership Summit July 21-23 in San Diego.
The AHA submitted comments June 5 on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2025, expressing support for several provisions, including certain policies supporting low-volume and Medicare-dependent hospitals, and several aspects of CMS’ quality-related proposals.
The Department of Health and Human Services June 4 announced the addition of 10 states into its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Medicaid Demonstration Program, which provides states with sustainable funding to help them expand access to mental health and substance use services.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee June 4 hosted a hearing to discuss oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. AHA sent a letter to the subcommittee for the hearing, urging Congress to protect the program and highlighted its value to hospitals and health systems.
In response to the alarming rise of ransomware attacks, hospitals and health systems must stay vigilant by playing defense, having a mitigation plan and keeping lines of communication open with federal law enforcement.
In the current issue of AHA's Trustee Insights newsletter, Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO of Providence’s Well Being Trust and a former chair of AHA’s Behavioral Health Services Committee, discusses ways that boards can bring mental health to the forefront in hospitals and health systems in a Q&A with Rebecca Chickey, AHA senior director of behavioral health.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
The dedicated and compassionate people working at hospitals and health systems throughout the nation are focused, every day, on caring for patients who are sick or injured, advancing health and sav
AHA released a social media toolkit May 30 in advance of the eighth annual #HAVhope Friday on June 7.
Andrea Preisler, AHA senior associate director of administrative simplification policy, Jennifer Cameron, executive director of patient access at Children's National Health System, and David Jacobson, M.D., division chief of blood and marrow transplantation at Children's National Hospital, discuss what the new prior authorization rule means for ensuring clinicians can do what they do best: take care of their patients.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting applications until Aug. 1 for the Accountable Care Organizations Primary Care Flex Model, a voluntary model that will focus on primary care delivery in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
The Food and Drug Administration last week granted enforcement discretion for the use of conjunctival swabs by laboratories as part of human testing for H5N1 bird flu, as two human cases only showed symptoms of conjunctivitis before confirmation.
The Department of Health and Human Services May 31 announced that hospitals and health systems can require UnitedHealth Group to notify patients if their data was stolen during the Change Healthcare cyberattack Feb. 22.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
For nearly a quarter of a century, the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare, of which AHA is a founding member, has shared our agenda of fortifying patients’ access to high-quality health care — 24/7/365.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 30 announced Augusta Health as a recipient of its 2024 CMS Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce disparities in health care access, quality and outcomes.
Applications are open through July 24 for AHA’s 2025 Circle of Life Award, which recognizes hospitals and health systems that advance end-of-life and hospice care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable