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Feb 14, 2019
The American Organization of Nurse Executives today announced its inaugural class of fellows.
Feb 13, 2019
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that allows False Claims Act whistleblowers to accuse a hospital or other defendant of fraud and proceed to discovery without articulating specific facts demonstrating the circumstances or scope of the alleged fraud.
Feb 13, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on legislation to roll back changes to the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration.
Feb 13, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a project to share claims data with accountable care organizations in bulk format, Administrator Seema Verma yesterday told participants at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference.
Feb 12, 2019
The AHA yesterday urged Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., not to re-introduce legislation that would establish rehabilitation innovation centers as a new class of rehabilitation hospitals.
Feb 12, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today convened a hearing on “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis” to “better understand causes of pain, how we can improve care for patients with pain, and where we are on developing new medicines and ways to treat pain.”
Feb 12, 2019
Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Ranking Member Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said they are committed to working on bipartisan reforms to lower drug prices.
Feb 12, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are dedicated to safeguarding the privacy of patients’ medical information and believe that the current HIPAA rules are generally effective without greatly impeding the necessary exchange of information, AHA said.
Feb 12, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women who are at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling interventions.
Feb 11, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed new rules to promote electronic health information exchange.