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Jun 6, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today requested new and innovative ideas for reducing administrative burdens for health care providers and patients as part of its Patients over Paperwork initiative.
Jun 6, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday reported 1,001 cases of measles so far this year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jun 5, 2019
The House of Representatives yesterday passed by voice vote the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (S. 1379), which passed the Senate last month and now goes to the president for his signature.
Jun 5, 2019
The AHA today submitted comments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on their bipartisan discussion draft legislation, the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.
Jun 5, 2019
The AHA today shared with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services a number of actions that the agency could take as part of its calendar year 2020 physician fee schedule proposed rule that would reduce the burden of clinical documentation.
Jun 5, 2019
Responding today to a Federal Trade Commission request for comments on the impact of certificates of public advantage, AHA takes no position on COPA laws but says the drive for states to enact them and for hospitals to obtain COPAs might diminish if the agency were to credit efficiency claims by merging hospitals more often.
Jun 5, 2019
In a study published this week in Health Affairs, officials from the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health share lessons learned from their Advanced Illness Management model.
Jun 4, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing on 12 health care bills, including one that would impact the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program. 
Jun 4, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs today finalized a rule implementing the criteria for determining when covered veterans may elect to receive necessary hospital, medical and extended care services from non-VA entities or providers under the Veterans Community Care Program, which begins June 6. 
Jun 4, 2019
Peter Urbanowicz, chief of staff for Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, will leave the department in June, with Deputy Chief of Staff Brian Harrison promoted to fill the vacancy, the HHS announced yesterday.