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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation March 18 released an evidence-informed guide to help hospital leaders implement a systems approach to accelerate professional well-being.
The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care is now the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare: Protecting 24/7 Care, a rebrand intended to reflect its renewed focus to protect and strengthen patients’ access to 24/7 care.
AHA March 18 shared with the House Ways and Means Committee its proposals to strengthen access to timely emergency medical care, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative shares resources and strategies to promote a culture of safety across the field. To guide health care leaders in efforts to prevent and mitigate violence, the HAV initiative developed the Building a Safe Workplace and Community framework.
A specialist in geriatrics at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., shares how the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and geriatric accreditation for its emergency department helped it improve care for older patients.
The National Resident Matching Program March 15 matched 38,941 medical school seniors and graduates to U.S. residency positions, 3.3% more than last year.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission March 15 released its March report to Congress, which includes its recent recommendations for hospital and other Medicare payment systems for fiscal year 2025.
Responding March 15 to a House Committee on Education and the Workforce request for comments on ways to strengthen the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, AHA called for greater oversight of ERISA-regulated insurers to prevent inappropriate care denials, payment delays and self-dealing by vertically integrated insurers.
A March 14 editorial in the Washington Post calling for Congress to enact so-called site-neutral policies is “deeply flawed and incredibly out of touch with the realities hospitals and health systems are experiencing right now,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack wrote March 15 in a blog post.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services March 15 announced flexibilities to help states initiate interim Medicaid payments to health care providers impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack.