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Mar 2, 2021
The AHA, American Medical Association, American Health Care Association, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Association for Clinical Oncology urged Senate leaders to extend the moratorium on the Medicare sequester cuts beyond March 31.
Mar 1, 2021
Saint Anthony Hospital on Chicago’s southwest side is helping to meet its core mission of serving all in need of care with a recently launched maternal health care initiative and intervention program.
Mar 1, 2021
A recent JAMA article, “recycles old and tired arguments about hospital consolidation without any examination of the impact of consolidation in the commercial health insurance industry or related health care sectors that promise to have a profound impact on the cost, quality and accessibility of health care for consumers,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack writes in a new blog post.
Mar 1, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services allocated $2.3 million in additional funding to current navigator grant recipients in the 28 states using the federally facilitated marketplace to help enroll consumers in marketplace, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance coverage during the special enrollment period that runs through May 15. 
Mar 1, 2021
The AHA voiced support for the Telehealth Modernization Act (S.368), legislation that would remove geographic and originating site restrictions to allow patients to receive telehealth in their homes and other locations.
Mar 1, 2021
The federal government has agreed to purchase at least 100,000 doses of the combination monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab and etesevimab, Eli Lilly and Company announced.
Mar 1, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
Mar 1, 2021
The House of Representatives voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems.
Mar 1, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released guidance clarifying federal requirements for health plans to cover certain items and services related to diagnostic testing for COVID-19 without cost-sharing, prior authorization or other medical management requirements.
Mar 1, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
During our rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have developed new ways of collecting, evaluating and sharing data to improve patient care. It’s one way the pandemic is reshaping health care now and into the future.