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May 22, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The AHA is working hard to achieve health equity by working with the government to improve data collection to guide policy, and by creating tools and resources to help hospitals and health systems improve health equity in the community.
May 21, 2020
Hospitals have until May 29 to verify their wage data in the wage index public use files released in April, notify the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and their Medicare administrative contractor of any errors, and submit a letter and supporting documentation to request corrections to any CMS errors.
May 21, 2020
he Government Accountability Office named three new members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission through April 2023.
May 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services will work this year with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private sector stakeholders to develop a governance structure to improve and align federal health care quality programs while reducing administrative burden, according to a National Health Quality Roadmap released by HHS.
May 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services will work this year with the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and private sector stakeholders to develop a governance structure to improve and align federal health care quality programs while reducing administrative burden, according to a National Health Quality Roadmap released by HHS.
May 21, 2020
The AHA urged leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to support a number of issues important to hospitals and health systems as they consider funding for health care programs for fiscal year 2021.
May 21, 2020
Individuals and businesses can make a financial gift to Give a Mask, which donates high-quality, non-medical grade facemasks to hospitals and other community-based organizations through a partnership with the AHA’s 100 Million Mask Challenge.
May 21, 2020
An annual report into death by several factors tied to mental health and wellbeing — otherwise referred to as “deaths of despair” — topped 150,000 in 2018.
May 21, 2020
The CDC issued revised guidance for pediatric clinicians on caring for newborns with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or known COVID-19 exposure, including birth to a mother with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
May 21, 2020
A collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services and AstraZeneca is projected to make available 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the first of which could be available as early as October, HHS said.