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Apr 9, 2018
Drug companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups in 2015, according to a database launched Friday by Kaiser Health News.
Apr 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released an updated tool to help clinicians determine if they must participate this year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two payment pathways for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Apr 9, 2018
Adam Boehler, founder and former CEO of home-based care company Landmark Health, will join the Department of Health and Human Services this week as deputy administrator and director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Apr 9, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit last week affirmed a 2017 district court ruling that permanently barred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from using FAQs 33 and 34 in calculating Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments for New Hampshire hospitals.
Apr 9, 2018
Former AHA Board Chair D. Kirk Oglesby passed away this past weekend after a brief illness. AHA chair in 1992, he also chaired the American College of Healthcare Executives and The Joint Commission.
Apr 6, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late this afternoon released a final rule that makes programmatic and operational changes to the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug benefit programs for contract year 2019.
Apr 6, 2018
At the request of AHA and others, the Drug Enforcement Administration has taken steps that will address the IV opioid shortages.
Apr 6, 2018
A federal district court judge in Alabama yesterday ruled that the Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations named in multi-district antitrust litigation in that court must defend under a strict per se standard of review the geographic and output restrictions in the “exclusive service area” and “national best efforts” rules.
Apr 6, 2018
More than 90 people have presented to emergency departments in Illinois and four other states since March 10 with serious unexplained bleeding, including two patients who died.
Apr 6, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has launched an Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center, which offers treatment improvement protocols, clinical practice guidelines and other tools related to opioids and other substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, and serious mental illness and mental health.