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Dec 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a rule finalizing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, including to the structure of payments made to accountable care organizations and other aspects of participation in the MSSP.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals “strongly believe that any public policy solution to resolve surprise bills must protect patients by prohibiting balance billing and by limiting patients’ cost-sharing to an in-network amount,” the organizations today told members of Congress.
Dec 21, 2018
The House of Representatives Wednesday approved a legislative package (H.R. 7328) that includes the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.
Dec 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced proposed changes to the risk adjustment model for aged and disabled beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage Part C plans beginning in calendar year 2020, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.
Dec 21, 2018
Commenting today on proposed policy changes for Medicare Advantage plan years 2020 and 2021, AHA expressed strong support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ flexible approach to expanding MA telehealth benefits, as authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
Dec 21, 2018
AHA today urged the departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury to revise their updated guidance governing waivers under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act to ensure that patients are protected from inadequate or unaffordable coverage.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA today voiced support for a proposed rule that would allow employers to use health reimbursement arrangements to pay a portion of the premiums for individual market coverage for employees and their allowable dependents if the coverage complies with all individual market rules.
Dec 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Jan. 22 call for clinical diagnostic laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, on collecting and reporting data for the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, and HEAL Trafficking Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. ET will host a webinar offering resources for health care professionals to combat human trafficking.
Dec 21, 2018
The AHA today released a new educational resource to help hospital and health system leaders with their efforts to reduce health disparities in their communities.