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A new AHA infographic explains the need for Congress to enact the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2584/S. 2768), bipartisan legislation that would give health care workers federal protections from workplace violence similar to the current protections for airport and aircraft employees.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Feb. 8 issued a final rule implementing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provisions to ensure health care providers have more complete and timely information when treating patients with substance use disorder.
AHA’s latest social media toolkit for encouraging vaccination against the flu and COVID-19 provides verified facts about the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, along with messages themed around Valentine’s Day.
On Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a webinar to explain and answer questions about the hospital global budget methodology for Medicare fee-for-service patients under the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model.
Billionaire-backed Arnold Ventures is once again pushing its anti-hospital agenda with a new one-page “report” making the Orwellian claim that “site-neutral payment reforms will protect rural patients,” writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA vice president of research strategy and policy communications.
The health care sector should quickly implement patches or mitigations to address 21 new cyber vulnerabilities identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in January, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) advised this week.
As urged by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 6 corrected an error in the outpatient prospective payment system final rule for calendar year 2024 that reduced by over 40% reimbursement for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a critical treatment option in advanced wound care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released FAQs clarifying coverage criteria and utilization management requirements for Medicare Advantage plans under its final rule for calendar year 2024, which includes provisions intended to increase program oversight and create better alignment between MA and Traditional Medicare.
The Health Resources and Services Administration Feb. 6 requested vendor proposals to support changes to governance, technology and operation of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, as authorized by Congress last year.
In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee for a hearing Feb. 6 on chronic drug shortages, AHA recommended Congress enact legislation to diversify manufacturing sites and sources for critical pharmaceutical ingredients; support an increase in end-user and supply chain inventories for critical medications; develop a rating system for drug maker quality management processes; identify essential drugs needing more domestic manufacturing capacity; and require drug makers to disclose where their products are made and when demand for essential drugs spikes.