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Feb 15, 2019
Hospitals participating in the Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Promoting Interoperability Programs must submit data for at least four electronic clinical quality measures from any quarter of calendar year 2018 through the QualityNet secure portal by Feb. 28 to receive a full payment update in fiscal year 2020.
Feb 14, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with several other Democratic senators, yesterday introduced bills aimed at increasing transparency for prescription drug prices and reducing costs for Medicare Part D enrollees.
Feb 14, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation today announced a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that aims to allow Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to receive the most appropriate level of care at the right time and place with the potential for lower out-of-pocket costs.
Feb 14, 2019
Dennis Pullin, president and CEO of Virtua Health in Marlton, N.J., will serve as 2019 chair of the AHA's Section for Metropolitan Hospitals.
Feb 14, 2019
The American Organization of Nurse Executives today announced its inaugural class of fellows.
Feb 13, 2019
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that allows False Claims Act whistleblowers to accuse a hospital or other defendant of fraud and proceed to discovery without articulating specific facts demonstrating the circumstances or scope of the alleged fraud.
Feb 13, 2019
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on legislation to roll back changes to the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration.
Feb 13, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a project to share claims data with accountable care organizations in bulk format, Administrator Seema Verma yesterday told participants at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference.
Feb 12, 2019
The AHA yesterday urged Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., not to re-introduce legislation that would establish rehabilitation innovation centers as a new class of rehabilitation hospitals.
Feb 12, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today convened a hearing on “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis” to “better understand causes of pain, how we can improve care for patients with pain, and where we are on developing new medicines and ways to treat pain.”