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Jun 6, 2018
America’s hospitals supported 16.5 million jobs and almost $3 trillion in economic activity in 2016, according to the AHA’s latest annual report on hospitals as economic drivers in their communities.
Jun 6, 2018
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing examining whether consumer-directed health plans, which pair a health savings account with a high-deductible health plan, hold potential to lower costs and expand access to health care.
Jun 6, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on draft legislation that would reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act through 2023.
Jun 6, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services seeks public comment on a planned initiative to develop a workgroup “to facilitate constructive, high-level dialogue between HHS leadership and those focused on innovating and investing in the health care industry.”
Jun 6, 2018
President Trump today signed into law AHA-supported bipartisan legislation (S. 2372) to streamline and consolidate the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into a permanent Veterans Community Care Program.
Jun 6, 2018
Building community partnerships and fostering untraditional partnerships around addressing the social determinants of health is key, said panelists.
Jun 6, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of nurse news: executive moves in the field.
Jun 5, 2018
Hospital-acquired conditions declined by 8% between 2014 and 2016, preventing an estimated 8,000 deaths and $2.9 billion in health care costs, according to results reported today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Jun 5, 2018
The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to cover its obligations until 2026, three years earlier than projected last year, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees.
Jun 5, 2018
Hospira is voluntarily recalling two lots of naloxone hydrochloride injection, used to treat opioid overdoses, because they may contain particulate matter on the syringe plunger, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.