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Oct 1, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Today, new ICD-10-CM codes take effect so clinicians can better classify a diagnosis for patients who are victims of human trafficking.
Sep 28, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The opioid epidemic’s grip on our communities continues to be a major challenge. At the same time, we also see progress in addressing the problem. 
Sep 21, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Having options is good. Having options when it comes to health care is essential. Patients need the flexibility to get the treatment they need in the setting that’s most appropriate and convenient for them. But a recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could jeopardize patients’ access to convenient care. 
Sep 19, 2018 by Rick Pollack
In times of distress, Americans turn to hospital emergency departments. They do so because they know that there they will find care – from simple stitches to sophisticated diagnostics to emergency surgery. And they know that, no matter what, they will not be turned away.
Sep 17, 2018 by Nancy Agee
The AHA offers comprehensive cybersecurity resources and risk advisory services for hospital and health systems leaders.
Sep 14, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Our thoughts are with the women and men of the hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia now, and in the days to come, as they deal with this massive storm and its aftermath.
Sep 10, 2018 by Nancy Agee
The AHA is opening a new chapter in advancing health in America.
Sep 7, 2018 by Rick Pollack
There is a lot of focus today on health care costs, and what can be done to contain them. One sure-fire strategy? Reduce the regulatory burden that is drowning providers in red tape and adding costs to the system.
Sep 6, 2018 by Ashley Thompson
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) released yet another “report” in an obvious attempt to divert attention away from a problem of their own making: skyrocketing drug prices.
Sep 5, 2018 by Ashley Thompson
A recent article in the New York Times, “A Little-Known Windfall for Some Hospitals, Now Facing Big Cuts,” gives a thoroughly inaccurate and misleading view of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.