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Jun 22, 2018
The House of Representatives today voted 396-14 to approve bipartisan legislation (H.R. 6) that will serve as a Senate vehicle for many of the House-passed bills to combat the opioid crisis and includes a number of AHA-supported provisions. 
Jun 22, 2018
The House Budget Committee yesterday voted 21-13 to approve a fiscal year 2019 budget resolution that would balance the budget within nine years.
Jun 22, 2018
The AHA yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to offer two additional start date options for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model in 2019 – Jan. 1 and April 1.
Jun 22, 2018
AHA and three member hospitals today recommended to a federal district court four non-deadline remedies to reduce the backlog of Medicare billing appeals awaiting adjudication at the Administrative Law Judge level.
Jun 22, 2018
The FDA yesterday approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor, designed to measure glucose levels in adults with diabetes for up to 90 days.
Jun 22, 2018
The California Hospital Association and other partners this week launched Behavioral Health Action, a statewide effort to engage candidates and highlight the importance of addressing behavioral health issues in 2018 elections.
Jun 22, 2018
Oregon hospitals provided a record $2.19 billion in community benefit activities in 2016, according to a report released this week.
Jun 21, 2018
The House Ways and Means Committee today approved legislation (H.R. 6142) that would require the Health and Human Services secretary to develop with stakeholders a plan to reduce waste related to single-use drug vials.
Jun 21, 2018
The White House today issued a report with recommendations for structural realignment of the executive branch, including renaming the Department of Health and Human Services as the Department of Health and Public Welfare.
Jun 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a resource to help electronic health record vendors and others incorporate post-acute care assessment instrument data elements into electronic health record products to improve interoperability and facilitate care coordination.