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Apr 4, 2019
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department clinic are more likely to be poor, previously hospitalized and have severe chronic conditions than those treated in an ambulatory surgical center, according to a study by KNG Health Consulting released today by the AHA.
Apr 4, 2019
Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., yesterday reintroduced  the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 2062), AHA-supported legislation that would align 42 CFR Part 2, federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder treatment and prevention records, with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations, and strengthen patient protections. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have reintroduced companion legislation (S. 1012), the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act. 
Apr 4, 2019
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce yesterday passed a number of AHA-supported bills that would lower prescription drug costs and strengthen the Affordable Care Act marketplaces to improve access and lower the cost of coverage for consumers.  
Apr 4, 2019
During the American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting April 12 in San Diego, the AONE Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education will present its 2019
Apr 3, 2019
The AHA expressed support for a number of bills being considered today by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that would lower prescription drug costs and strengthen the Affordable Care Act marketplaces to improve access and lower the cost of coverage for consumers.
Apr 3, 2019
The Senate yesterday passed by voice vote a bill (H.R. 1839) that contains a number of Medicaid provisions, including the ACE Kids Act.
Apr 3, 2019
The House of Representatives today voted 240-186 to approve a resolution urging the administration to reverse its decision to seek to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in ongoing litigation.
Apr 2, 2019
The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions today held a hearing on protecting patients from surprise medical bills.
Apr 2, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday finalized its policy and payment updates for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for calendar year 2020.
Apr 2, 2019
The AHA today shared with House and Senate members of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus recommendations for improving and expanding access to telehealth.