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Feb 14, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The hearing today by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the impact of health care consolidation presented a one-sided perspective on the benefits of hospital mergers.
Feb 9, 2018 by Melinda Hatton
A pair of seemingly disconnected directives issued in January to Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys handling civil False Claims Act (FCA) cases could mark a significant shift in the type and num
Feb 9, 2018 by Tom Nickels
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine asserts that the 340B program drives hospital/physician consolidation while not expanding care to low-income populations or improving
Feb 8, 2018 by Melinda Hatton
Axios’ recent article on hospital audits conducted by CMS’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is misleading and only tells one side of the story by leaving out key information that readers deserve
Feb 5, 2018 by Tom Nickels
The 340B Drug Savings Program provides eligible providers, many of which are hospitals, with resources to maintain vital services in their communities and to provide additional services to their patients. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine alleges that the 340B program does not expand access to care to low-income populations or improve their mortality rates, while driving hospital/physician consolidation.
Feb 1, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic conditions, have complex health needs exacerbated by social determinants such as food insecurity, unstable housing and lack of transportation.
Feb 1, 2018
Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.
Jan 29, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Before we can help others, hospital workers must be healthy themselves—which is why hospitals monitor for sick health care workers and adhere to hand hygiene practices and droplet precautions.  
Jan 26, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The AHA Physician Alliance provides new resources and services to support a common language and shared leadership among all health care leaders.
Jan 23, 2018 by Rick Pollack
When hospital and health system leaders from across the nation come to the 2018 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, May 6-9, in Washington, D.C., they will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.