Apr 18, 2019
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has taken on the goal of eliminating maternal mortality and reducing severe morbidity through our Better Health for Mothers and Babies initiative. As early partners in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), we have championed reducing early-…
Apr 17, 2019
Candida auris is a type of fungus that can cause serious bloodstream and other invasive infections among hospital and post-acute care patients. It often is resistant to multiple antifungal medications. Patients with weakened immune systems, nursing home patients and those who use breathing/feeding…
Mar 26, 2019
On March 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published proposed rules that would promote patient access to health information in Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),…
Mar 18, 2019
In the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 2019 physician fee schedule final rule, the agency made an important change to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule that will require many hospitals to report private payer rates for clinical laboratory services covered under the CLFS.
Mar 13, 2019
The AHA released new tools to help the field prepare for appropriate use criteria reporting requirements that will start to go into effect on a voluntary basis this year and become mandatory in 2021.
Mar 12, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Feb. 22 published a proposed rule that would establish the criteria for determining when covered veterans may receive necessary hospital, medical and extended care services from non-VA entities or providers under the Veterans Community Care Program. Comments…
Jan 17, 2019
On Dec. 27, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order in favor of the AHA and the other plaintiffs in the lawsuit to stop the Centers for Medicare…
Dec 11, 2018
On Jan. 1, 2019, new price transparency requirements for hospitals will go into effect.