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Jan 17, 2020 by Rick Pollack
“Human trafficking exists all around us.” That’s a quote from Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during his visit to Atlanta this week to meet with human trafficking victims.
Jan 16, 2020
Thirty-three state hospital associations filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review this term an appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
Jan 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule intended to clarify the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in HHS programs, and HHS guidance for financial assistance with regard to faith-based organizations.
Jan 16, 2020
Richard Evnen, vice chair of Bryan Health, Lincoln, Neb., will chair the AHA's Committee on Governance in 2020, and Carolyn Scanlan, a trustee at Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health, will serve as chair-elect.
Jan 16, 2020
Cardinal Health customers may contact their sales representative to obtain lot numbers for surgical gowns and procedure packs affected by a quality issue at a contract manufacturing facility. The issue seems to affect about 25%-30% of the company’s AAMI Level 3 surgical gowns.
Jan 15, 2020
The AHA, along with several other organizations, filed a a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to review this term an appeals court decision that held the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate unconstitutional.
Jan 15, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response strongly recommends that all health care and public health entities consider patching several new critical vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows operating systems as soon as possible.
Jan 15, 2020
AHA donated to the American Red Cross to support its relief work in Puerto Rico following two earthquakes and more than 1,000 tremors since late December.
Jan 14, 2020
Commenting yesterday on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s draft recommendations for 2021, AHA said it supports the recommendation to provide current law market-basket updates for the hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems, but urged the commission to consider a higher update in light of the “sustained and substantial” negative Medicare margins hospitals face.
Jan 14, 2020
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today held a hearing to highlight how federal funds have helped states combat the opioid crisis and to learn what additional help Congress can provide the states.