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by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The federal government has a history of reimbursing hospitals below of the cost of providing care to patients.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights Jan. 25 released guidance reminding hospitals, critical access hospitals and long-term care facilities of their obligation under Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regulations to ensure that their visitation policies do not unlawfully discriminate based on religion or other protected bases under federal civil rights laws, including during a public health emergency.
From supporting clinical trials and street-based social work to opening new branches, Colorado-based UCHealth uses every tool it can to provide an impressive array of community benefits, much of it in uncompensated care.
Hospitals and health systems are prioritizing preserving access to care for patients in rural America, including via access points like hospital outpatient departments that provide essential services for rural and low-income communities, according to a new AHA report released Jan. 25.
In the latest episode of the AHA series “Beyond Birth,” clinical social worker Laura La Porte and new mom Anna Ma discuss how the Perinatal Depression Program at Endeavor Health supports a new mother's mental health and provides avenues for parents to seek help.
A record 21.3 million people selected a 2024 health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplaces during the open enrollment period, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported Jan. 24.
Most U.S. hospitals and health systems are increasingly undertaking climate mitigation initiatives, such as reducing energy consumption and waste or setting emissions targets, according to hospital clinical leaders surveyed by the Commonwealth Fund.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jan. 23 asked five third-party marketing organizations that participate in Medicare Advantage enrollment to provide certain information by Jan. 31 about their business practices as the committee continues its inquiry into problematic MA marketing practices.
The Department of Health and Human Services Jan. 24 released voluntary Cybersecurity Performance Goals for the sector, which include 10 “essential” and 10 “enhanced" goals.
In a Jan. 24 letter, AHA and other national hospital organizations voiced support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584/S. 2768), bipartisan legislation that would provide federal protections for health care workers similar to those that apply to aircraft and airport workers.