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Dec 4, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Two hundred twenty-four. That’s the number of days since the last COVID-19 relief package was signed into law.
Dec 3, 2020
A new AHA case study highlights examples of capitated payment agreements that serve to increase the use and improve the quality of primary care services in rural communities.
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 2, 2020
The AHA launched a new periodic report to convey to congressional staff hospitals’ and health systems’ desperate need for a new COVID-19 relief package.
Dec 2, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced shorter quarantine options based on local circumstances and resources, for people exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
Dec 2, 2020
Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., introduced the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act, AHA-supported legislation that would extend the moratorium on the Medicare sequester cuts through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 2, 2020
An independent advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended health care personnel and long-term care facility residents receive vaccinations against COVID-19 in the program’s initial phase.
Dec 2, 2020
Commercial health plans are using prior authorization and payment delays and denials to make it more difficult for some Americans to access the care they need, creating an extensive approval process that wastes billions of dollars and contributes to clinician burnout, according to a report released by the AHA.