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Sep 22, 2020
The RAND Corporation last week released the third edition of its hospital price transparency study, which once again missed the mark with its flawed methodology, writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA vice president for policy research, analytics and strategy, in the AHA Stat Blog.
Sep 21, 2020
The AHA is accepting applications through Nov. 23 for its 2021 Dick Davidson NOVA Award, which recognizes outstanding collaboration by hospitals and health systems for healthier communities.
Sep 21, 2020
The Health Resources and Services Administration released a final rule and notice expanding the types of expenses the National Living Donor Assistance Center will reimburse to include lost wages and child- and elder-care expenses for living donors who lack other forms of financial support.
Sep 21, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration reissued its emergency use authorization for the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test to indicate that the product is intended for specimens collected “from individuals who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider within the first seven days of the onset of symptoms.”
Sep 21, 2020
The Federal Reserve Board updated its FAQs on the Main Street Lending Program to clarify its expectations for nonprofit and other facilities regarding lender underwriting.
Sep 21, 2020
The AHA has launched a new webpage that houses AHA-developed tools, as well as resources from the federal government and other stakeholders related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sep 21, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Today, we continue to grapple not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a dangerously polarized election, ongoing civil unrest in the face of untenable systemic racism … and now, 94 major wildfires that are devastating our West Coast neighbors, families and friends, as well as recent hurricanes that have brought new challenges to our colleagues in the South.
Sep 18, 2020
On this AHA podcast, Hyagriv Simhan, M.D., division chief of maternal fetal medicine, and Beth Quinn, program director of women’s services, at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, discuss innovative strategies the hospital is using to engage women and families through technology.
Sep 18, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation posted a series of papers explaining the financial methodology for the Direct Contracting Model’s global and professional options, set to begin next April.
Sep 18, 2020
The AHA urged the Health Resources and Services Administration to better support hospitals and health systems in rural communities through refinements to the Health Professional Shortage Area scoring approach.