Hospitals reduced central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and surgical site infections by 46% and 19%, respectively, between 2008 and 2013, according to the latest annual report on
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today discussed two topics it expects to make draft recommendations on when it meets in March – hospital short-stay policy issues and next steps in me
The AHA today urged lawmakers to refrain from altering the Medicare graduate medical education financing structure to reduce direct or indirect payments to hospitals that train physicians and other
After five years at CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner today told staff she will leave the agency at the end of February.
Stephen Shortell, a leading health policy educator and researcher, will receive the Health Research & Educational Trust's 2015 TRUST Award
AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock and Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, CO, will receive 2015 Gold Medal Awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives,
The AHA invites applications through Jan. 23 for the 2015 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today announced its final recommendation that Congress increase Medicare payment rates for the hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems
AHA's Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has launched its 2015 Most Wired Survey, which hospitals can
Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC, today received the 2014 Foster G.
The number of working-age U.S.
Nearly 6.8 million individuals and families selected a health plan (or were automatically re-enrolled) through the federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace between Nov. 15 and Jan.
The Food and Drug Administration will discuss the recent recall of simulated sodium chloride intravenous solutions
The Internal Revenue Service should extend its new guidance on private business use of tax-exempt bond financed facili
AHA today urged President Obama to protect access to health care services for seniors and the disabled by not including further hospital payment reductions under Medicare in his fiscal year 2016 Fe
The AHA, several hospital associations (Greater New York, New York State, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and four hospital systems today took the first steps to bring a federal court challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ two-midnight inpatient admissions criteria and related policies.