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Jan 16, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments in an appeal of a D.C. Circuit Court decision that the Department of Health and Human Services violated the Medicare Act when it changed Medicare’s reimbursement adjustment formula for disproportionate share hospitals without providing notice and opportunity to comment.
Jan 16, 2019
The U.S. health care system continues to make progress automating business transactions, but could save an additional $9.8 billion annually if providers and health plans fully adopted certain electronic transactions.
Jan 16, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently finished mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries, which replace the Social Security-based number on their previous cards with a new Medicare beneficiary identifier.
Jan 16, 2019
Hospitals and health systems may apply through Feb. 19 for the 2019 AHA Equity of Care Award, which recognizes organizations participating in the AHA's #123forEquity campaign for extraordinary success in advancing diversity and equity through data collection, leadership, cultural awareness and partnerships.
Jan 15, 2019
The Government Accountability Office today released a congressionally-mandated report examining approaches and challenges to matching patients to their electronic health records, and efforts to improve patient record matching.
Jan 15, 2019
Derrick Jones, CEO of Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., will serve as 2019 chair of the AHA's Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation.
Jan 15, 2019
The AHA's Center for Health Innovation Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. ET will host a webinar for hospital and health system leaders to make sense of the various types of disruption occurring within the health care ecosystem and the forces driving this disruption.
Jan 15, 2019
Continued rising drug prices, as well as shortages for many critical medications, are disrupting patient care and forcing hospitals to delay infrastructure and staffing investments and identify alternative therapies.
Jan 14, 2019
AHA said it generally supports CMS’ efforts to grant greater state-level flexibility and reduce regulatory burden, but urged the agency to ensure Medicaid enrollees have timely access to quality care services.
Jan 14, 2019
The American Board of Medical Specialties has released an updated guide to the specialty and subspecialty certifications offered by its 24 member boards.