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AHA webinar: Hospital-community partnerships meeting health and social needs during and beyond COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020
The AHA Oct. 21 at noon ET will host a webinar featuring leaders from Henry Ford Health System, Ascension Wisconsin and Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine discussing their approaches to addressing community and population health as the field moves from pandemic response to recovery to rebuilding.
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AHA, hospitals present oral arguments in appeal of HHS price transparency rule

Oct 15, 2020
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard oral argument in an appeal from the AHA and hospital groups to overturn a Department of Health and Human Services rule requiring hospitals to disclose their confidential privately negotiated charges with insurers.
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AHA releases podcast on hospital boards’ role in addressing social needs

Oct 14, 2020
Hospital and health system trustees are promoting value in their communities by tackling societal factors that influence the health and well-being of residents.
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HHS launches largest public-private Lyme disease partnership in history

Oct 12, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation Oct. 10 announced the LymeX Innovation Accelerator, a $25 million, public-private partnership to expedite progress and strategically advance solutions to Lyme and other tickborne diseases.
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Surgeon general calls for national effort to control hypertension

Oct 8, 2020
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., released a report urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national public health priority.
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Webinar replay on aligning social and health needs amid COVID-19

Sep 29, 2020
The AHA and Aligning for Health Sept. 24 hosted a webinar detailing how hospitals and health systems are working to better identify and address health, social and community needs.
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Trump signs executive order on variety of health care issues

Sep 25, 2020
President Trump signed an executive order on a number of health care issues, including protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions from insurance discrimination and ending surprise medical billing.
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Medicaid/CHIP report decline in pediatric preventive services during pandemic

Sep 25, 2020
Use of primary and preventive care services have declined sharply among children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program since the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to preliminary data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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Blog: RAND Gets it Wrong (Again) on Hospital Prices

Sep 22, 2020
The RAND Corporation has released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study. The AHA previously highlighted our extensive concerns with the data and methodology used in the last version.
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AHA responds to RAND study on prices paid to hospitals by private health plans

Sep 18, 2020
The AHA responded to a RAND Corporation study that found certain prices paid to hospitals by private health plans are high relative to Medicare. The study examined hospital prices for a limited number of employers and health plans from 2016 to 2018.