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Dec 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to Jan. 4 the deadline for hospitals and their vendors to voluntarily submit data for the hybrid hospital-wide readmissions measure to the inpatient quality reporting program.
Dec 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday approved a Section 1115 waiver extending a New Mexico Medicaid demonstration for five years, and authorizing the state to receive federal funding to treat enrollees with opioid and other substance use disorders who are short-term residents in Institutions for Mental Disease.
Dec 18, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams today issued an advisory urging action to address an “epidemic” of electronic cigarette use by youth.
Dec 17, 2018
The AHA today voiced support for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to require drug pricing transparency in direct-to-consumer television advertisements and encouraged the agency to “rein in skyrocketing drug prices” for patients and the providers who serve them.
Dec 17, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional guidance on the physician fee schedule final rule for calendar year 2019.
Dec 17, 2018
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity today named Duane Elliott Reynolds as its new president and CEO.
Dec 14, 2018
Hospital mergers result in even greater efficiencies and savings when the acquired hospitals are in close proximity.
Dec 14, 2018
Rural Americans live an average 10.5 miles or 17 minutes from the nearest hospital, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Dec 13, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released updated national and state-level projections for the behavioral health workforce through 2030, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.
Dec 13, 2018
A settlement agreement with Pagosa Springs (Colo.) Medical Center that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced this week highlights important, but perhaps sometimes overlooked, privacy and security risk issues associated with access to electronic protected health information.