The Government Accountability Office today appointed five new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and reappointed one current member. The new members are former AHA Chairman Jonathan Perlin, M.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer of HCA in Nashville, TN; Jaewon Ryu, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer for Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA; Karen DeSalvo, M.D., professor of medicine and population health at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin and former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health under the Obama Administration; Marjorie Ginsburg, founding executive director of the Center for Healthcare Decisions, Inc.; and Jonathan Jaffery, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. AHA formally nominated Perlin and nominated Ryu in conjunction with America’s Health Insurance Plans. Susan Thompson, RN, senior vice president of integration and optimization with UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, IA, was reappointed to the commission. Their terms expire in April 2021.
The Department of Health and Human Services as of July 1 has reduced by nearly 20% its backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level,…
Hospitals and health systems recognize that addressing social determinants of health is central to driving value and advancing overall well-being.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released final Medicare Advantage data on services provided to beneficiaries in calendar year 2015.
The Aspen Institute recently chose AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., to participate in its Health Innovators Fellowship.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation to address surprise medical bills and Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts.
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Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La., selects CEO, and…