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Dec 3, 2020 by Richard Bottner
About two years ago, the Buprenorphine Team — or B team — was formed at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Our goal is to offer Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for patients with opioid use disorder who are admitted to the hospital and then transition that care to the community setting at discharge.
Dec 2, 2020
AHA speaks with two companies using the HealthEquip app to connect individuals and organizations with personal protective equipment to hospitals that need it through AHA’s 100 Million Mask Challenge.
Dec 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the calendar year 2021 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center final rule. 
Dec 1, 2020
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at an outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, at a New Jersey hospital managing resource shortages during a surge in COVID-19 patients.
Dec 1, 2020
In an open letter to the American public, the AHA, along with the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, affirmed their support for vaccines as a critical means for protecting individuals, communities and loved ones from COVID-19.
Dec 1, 2020
A bipartisan group in the Senate introduced a $908 billion proposal aimed at breaking the stalemate over more COVID-19 relief.
Nov 30, 2020
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the AHA’s Report of the Special Committee on the Provision of Health Services, the AHA looks back on a report that served as a blueprint for a number of proposals for decades to come on national health insurance and health care reform.
Nov 30, 2020
Claire Zangerle, R.N., chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network, will join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET to discuss how hospitals can support their workforce as they move past relief, recovery and rebuilding toward reimagining health care and innovation.
Nov 30, 2020
Effective Feb. 1, physicians and other health care providers and suppliers should use new National Uniform Billing Committee condition codes on claims for COVID-19 and other treatments authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use or expanded access, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Nov 30, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration released enforcement policy guidance for health care providers and others using dry heat systems to reduce bioburden on certain N95 and other respirators in limited supply to support reuse by health care personnel during the COVID-19 public health emergency.