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Hospitals Sue Federal Government For Unfair Medicare Practices

November 01, 2012

The American Hospital Association today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for refusing to meet its financial obligations for hospital services provided to some Medicare patients. The AHA was joined in the suit by four hospital systems in states including Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Learn More

New Report Finds that Sequester of Medicare Spending Could Lead to More than 750,000 Jobs Lost

September 12, 2012

The American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) today released a new report that found up to 766,000 health care and related jobs could be lost by 2021 as a result of the 2 percent sequester of Medicare spending mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Learn More

AHRQ patient safety project reduces bloodstream infections by 40 percent

September 10, 2012

A unique nationwide patient safety project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reduced the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units by 40 percent, according to the agency's preliminary findings of the largest national effort to combat CLABSIs to date. Learn More

Statement on Final Rule on "Meaningful Use Stage 2"

August 23, 2012

America's hospitals continue to harness the power of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve and support patient care. While hospitals are accelerating their IT adoption, today's regulations make the path more challenging. Learn More

Statement on Final FY2013 IPPS and LTCH PPS

August 01, 2012

We commend CMS for recognizing that its proposed new cut of 0.8%, approximately $850 million, in Medicare payments to hospital care would have been detrimental for America's seniors. Learn More

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