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Dec 10, 2018
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals have until Jan. 2 to review confidential provider reports based on quality data from second-quarter 2017 to first-quarter 2018 before updated performance is publicly reported on the IRF Compare and LTCH Compare websites in March 2019.
Dec 10, 2018
Nine health insurance, employer and consumer organizations today proposed guiding principles for federal legislative action to protect patients from surprise medical bills.
Dec 10, 2018
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement today released a white paper intended to help health system boards assess and improve their quality oversight processes.
Dec 10, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.24 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted 5,228,200 people.
Dec 10, 2018
“No one should expect that the benefits hospitals provide will be the same for every community,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack says in a letter to the editor of Modern Helathcare.
Dec 7, 2018
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.
Dec 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule maintaining the current methodology for calculating risk-adjustment transfers in the individual and small group health insurance markets for benefit year 2018.
Dec 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released answers to additional frequently asked questions on a fiscal year 2019 inpatient prospective payment system final rule provision requiring hospitals to publicly post their charges in a machine-readable format at least annually.
Dec 7, 2018
AHA today commented on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ draft predictability roadmap, which proposes how the Department of Health and Human Services could improve the development, adoption and implementation of administrative standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Dec 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use frequently-updated payroll-based data to identify nursing homes that have a significant drop in staffing levels on weekends, or several days in a quarter without a registered nurse on site.