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Oct 16, 2018
The AHA appreciates certain steps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking to improve the stability and flexibility of the Medicare Shared Savings Program; however, the associatio
Oct 16, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Officer for Civil Rights yesterday announced that Anthem has agreed to pay $16 million and take corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act after a series of cyberattacks led to the largest U.S. health data breach in history and exposed the electronic protected health information of nearly 79 million people. 
Oct 16, 2018
The Florida Hospital Association has established a fund to help hospital employees who experienced significant property loss or damage during Hurricane Michael.
Oct 16, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has named Mary Mayhew as the agency’s deputy administrator and director of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Oct 16, 2018
The AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment has named two ne
Oct 16, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: Lee Myles named interim CEO of Memorial Hospital in Maine; James Griffith selected COO of El Camino Hospital in California; Gary Foster named COO of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Washington state; and Steven Kaster, M.D., selected chief medical officer of Menorah Medical Center in Kansas. 
Oct 16, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., shares examples of how Avera Health in South Dakota, WellSpan York Hospital in Pennsylvania, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System are implementing efforts to advance clinician well-being and reduce burnout. Read more. 
Oct 15, 2018
Low-income adults in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act were less likely to report having any unmet medical needs compared with those in non-Medicaid expansion states.
Oct 15, 2018
"For the communities, patients and employees of Ohio’s hospitals, this cut will mean hard choices about the services and jobs that hospitals support," Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association, writes in a letter in the Columbus Dispatch.
Oct 15, 2018
HCA Healthcare has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist those affected by Hurricane Michael.