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Jul 18, 2022 by Wayne Young
In 2020, Congress designated 988 as an easy to remember 3-digit dialing, texting, and chat code to assist people experiencing mental health and/or substance use emergencies. 988 will complement the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is currently answered by over 200 local crisis centers across the country.
Jul 15, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The AHA has been making the case to CMS urging it to adjust the market-basket update to account for the unprecedented inflationary environment hospitals and health systems are experiencing, and eliminate the productivity cut. We also have asked Congress to weigh in with the agency to make these changes in its final regulation.
Jul 15, 2022 by Akin Demehin
Recent reports have mischaracterized Medicare’s proposals to account for the impact of COVID-19 in its quality measurement programs as “hiding” important and useful patient safety data from the public.
Jul 15, 2022 by Priya Bathija
Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in tech-based approaches to improving maternal outcomes and the birthing journey.
Jul 14, 2022 by John Allison, by Akin Demehin
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overhauled the Hospital Overall Quality Star Ratings methodology with the expressed purpose of making ratings more transparent, equitable, stable and predictable.
Jul 13, 2022 by Mark Sevilla
This month we celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is appropriate that we consider the impact of our words as we work to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.
Jul 11, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
One demographic in the U.S. that has been constant in recent years is the aging of the population.
Jul 8, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
When the best minds in health care come together on a national stage you can count on sparks flying, great discussions, new ideas emerging and the entire profession taking a step forward.
Jun 30, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
After months of hot debate and strenuous give-and-take, 38 delegates signed the Constitution of the United States on Sept. 17, 1787.
Jun 29, 2022 by Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler
This blog by Lindsey Dunn-Burgstahler of the AHA Center for Health Innovation highlights three emerging ideas with the potential for a big impact on health, all shared at the 2022 Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival.