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Feb 16, 2018
The lower court incorrectly dismissed as premature their lawsuit to prevent a nearly 30% Medicare payment reduction for many hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, AHA and other hospital groups told a federal appeals court in a brief filed yesterday.
Feb 16, 2018
AHA today applauded the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for pursuing a voluntary “network of networks” approach to the draft framework for trusted health information exchange that builds on existing efforts.
Feb 16, 2018
According to early estimates released yesterday, this season’s flu vaccine has been 36% effective overall at reducing the risk of having to go to the doctor.
Feb 16, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration yesterday issued guidance for health care and addiction professionals using methadone, naltrexone or buprenorphine to treat patients with opioid use disorder.
Feb 15, 2018
Broward Health hospitals received 17 patients from a mass shooting yesterday at a high school in Parkland, FL, including two who have died and five who are in life-threatening condition.
Feb 15, 2018
The House Energy & Commerce Committee yesterday approved the Good Samaritan Health Professional Act (H.R. 1876), AHA-supported legislation that would extend liability standards under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 to licensed health professionals who volunteer in another state during a disaster.
Feb 15, 2018
The AHA and three member hospitals today urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to require the Health and Human Services Secretary to clear the Medicare appeals backlog at the administrative law judge level within five years.
Feb 15, 2018
Health insurers use the annual list to identify providers meeting ECP requirements for Qualified Health Plans participating in health insurance exchanges.
Feb 15, 2018
National health expenditures are projected to grow an average 5.5% annually during 2017-2026, outpacing average projected growth in gross domestic product by 1 percentage point, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary reported yesterday.
Feb 15, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week held a Medicare Learning Network call on its new settlement option for health care providers with a low volume of appeals pending at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and Medicare Appeals Council.