AHA today urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a proposed rule that could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status if they receive benefits from Medicaid, the Medicare Part D low-income subsidy, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or select housing programs. “Hospitals have long served as leaders in their communities by connecting individuals and families to needed public programs, thereby allowing them to maintain their health and wellbeing in order to remain productive members of their communities,” AHA said in comments submitted to the agency. “The policies proposed by this rule are contrary to this hospital mission of service to vulnerable members of our society. If adopted millions of individuals would be at risk for loss of coverage – consequently putting hospital payments in jeopardy. This loss of coverage would inevitably lead to poor health outcomes for legal immigrant communities and greater financial strain for the hospitals that serve them.”
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.
Improving rural health is an AHA priority because we truly cannot advance health in America without keeping our rural communities strong.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation to address surprise medical bills and Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts.
The House Ways and Means Committee today launched a health task force to better address the needs of residents in rural and underserved communities.
In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, looks at last year’s Innovation Challenge winners and how they…