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Feb 1, 2019
Opioid overdose deaths could reach 81,700 a year by 2025, and 700,400 over a decade, largely due to illicit opioids, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open.
Feb 1, 2019
Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Promoting Interoperability Programs must submit data for at least four electronic clinical quality measures from any quarter of calendar year 2018 through the QualityNet secure portal by Feb. 28 to receive a full payment update in fiscal year 2020.
Feb 1, 2019
Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health have come together as CommonSpirit Health, creating a new nonprofit Catholic health system focused on advancing health for all people and serving communities in 21 states, the organizations announced today.
Feb 1, 2019
A federal court should order the Department of Health and Human Services to “make whole” 340B hospitals that received reimbursement reductions resulting from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ 2018 outpatient prospective payment system rule, AHA and other hospital plaintiffs said yesterday in a court-ordered brief. 
Feb 1, 2019 by Rick Pollack
The AHA’s goal is to improve the health care of every American, no matter where they live…big city, small town, frontier or somewhere in between.
Jan 31, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday proposed additional changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D payment policies beginning in calendar year 2020.
Jan 31, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs today published a proposed rule implementing urgent care provisions of the AHA-supported MISSION Act of 2018, which requires the agency to establish a new Veterans Community Care Program by this June.
Jan 31, 2019
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Emergency Medical Services today released an updated agenda for the nation’s EMS system.
Jan 31, 2019
For-profit insurers are more likely than not-for-profit insurers to exercise market power when they have it, according to a new study by Harvard Business School professor Leemore Dafney.
Jan 31, 2019
Proposed rules that would make changes to the Stark Law and anti-kickback statute are working their way through the federal review process and could be released this year, Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said yesterday at a Brookings Institution event.