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May 9, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved six AHA-supported bills to address the opioid crisis.
May 9, 2018
The White House Office of Management and Budget yesterday proposed that Congress rescind $15.4 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
May 9, 2018
Reducing regulations and expanding care models that ensure coordination and reward performance are two ways to address health care prices, AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton said today during a Kaiser Family Foundation panel discussion focused on the issue.
May 9, 2018
The Democratic Republic of the Congo yesterday declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease after laboratory results confirmed two cases, the World Health organization reports.
May 9, 2018
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, laid out the department’s four areas of emphasis for creating a value-based health care delivery system and urged hospital and health system leaders to help accelerate progress.
May 8, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on draft legislation that would align 42 CFR Part 2 regulations on confidentiality of substance use disorder records with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy rule.
May 8, 2018
AHA today submitted comments to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on draft legislation to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
May 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released the agency’s strategy to promote high-quality health care for all rural Americans, address the unique economics of providing rural health care, and bring a rural focus to CMS health care delivery and payment reforms.
May 8, 2018
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today voted 20-2 to approve legislation to streamline and consolidate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ community care programs.
May 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday authorized New Hampshire to require certain adults in its Medicaid premium assistance program to work or participate in other “community engagement” activities, such as job training, at least 100 hours per month to remain eligible.