The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 15 released to the public as required by law certain data submitted by disputing parties and certified independent dispute resolution entities to the No Surprises Act federal IDR portal for the first two quarters of reporting year 2023.
by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
It is important for us to continue to exercise the principles of democracy that Washington and the Founding Fathers fought so hard for and speak up, asking hard questions of candidates in this election year and evaluating their thinking on the issues that affect our field.
AHA Feb. 15 reiterated its support for the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing Act, recently reintroduced by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.
Andrea Preisler, AHA’s senior associate director of administrative simplification policy, explains why the recent final rule requiring Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and federally facilitated Marketplace plans to streamline their prior authorization processes should help reduce the burden on hospitals and clinicians and speed needed care for patients.
Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and New Mexico will participate in a new Department of Health and Human Services collaborative that will bring health care providers, experts and community partners together to study and improve postpartum mortality.
About half of U.S. health care workers have witnessed racial discrimination against patients and say discrimination against patients is a crisis or major problem, according to a survey released Feb. 15 by the Commonwealth Fund and African American Research Collaborative.
For the second consecutive year, speakers and attendees at the 2024 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference recorded Advancing Health podcasts live on site.
Two guests discuss a care network launched by Indiana University Health to spark social connection and community in light of the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2023 report declaring loneliness and social isolation an “epidemic” in American society.
The Department of Health and Human Services Feb. 14 named several hospital and health system programs final phase winners in its national competition to improve equity in postpartum care for Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Health and Human Services Feb. 14 requested comments for 60 days on market concentration and contracting practices among group purchasing organizations and drug wholesalers to understand their potential impact on pricing and generic drug shortages.