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New resources and communications opportunities available as AHA prepares to release annual community benefit report   The AHA has prepared new resources to help you proactively tell the story of how your hospital or health system benefits your community. Hospitals provide benefits to their…
There are nine days until the end of the federal fiscal year, and none of the 12 annual appropriations bills necessary to fund the federal government have been enacted.
An article examining emergency department (ED) readiness to treat pediatric patients is expected to be published soon in a national news outlet.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 31 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2024 final rule for the skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system system (PPS). This rule updates SNF payments, modifies the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and makes several other…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 27 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2024 final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system.
he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) August 1 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13 issued its physician fee schedule proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2024.
The AHA is deeply concerned that CMS is proposing a CY 2024 outpatient hospital payment update of only 2.8% despite persistent financial headwinds facing the hospital field.
The AHA is disappointed that CMS disregarded AHA’s and other stakeholders’ recommendations to improve the IPF PPS and IPFQR. Even though the final payment update is higher than proposed, it is still insufficient to meet the critical financial pressures faced by psychiatric facilities.