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Jul 30, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended for another six months its moratoria on enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Texas, and on new Part B non-emergency ground ambulance suppliers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Jul 30, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host an Aug. 22-23 workshop in Washington, D.C., on medical and public health preparedness for a nuclear incident.
Jul 27, 2018
Attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia yesterday filed a lawsuit challenging a Department of Labor final rule that changes the definition of “employer” under federal law.
Jul 27, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued an update for health care providers treating patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest using a Zoll LifeVest 4000 wearable cardioverter defibrillator.
Jul 27, 2018
In a blog post today, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels takes issue with a recent Axios article comparing hospital prices to drug prices.
Jul 27, 2018
Navicent Health of Macon, GA, today received the 2018 AHA Equity of Care Award.
Jul 27, 2018
Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care today received 2018 Circle of Life Awards.
Jul 27, 2018
The AHA today announced that Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN; University of Pennsylvania Health System of Philadelphia; and West Tennessee Healthcare of Jackson, TN are the winners of AHA’s inaugural Innovation Challenge.
Jul 27, 2018 by Tom Nickels
Comparing hospital prices to drug prices is absurd. And although the article claims to be about prices, the chart actually shows National Health Expenditure (NHE) spending numbers, not prices.
Jul 26, 2018
The House of Representatives last night voted 242-176 to approve legislation (H.R. 6311) that would allow individuals purchasing health insurance in the individual market to purchase a lower value “copper” plan, which could drive more individuals to buy inadequate coverage and increase bad debt for providers.