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Dec 14, 2018
The Senate yesterday passed and sent to the president for his signature AHA-supported legislation that would provide funding for states to develop maternal mortality review committees to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions.
Dec 13, 2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released updated national and state-level projections for the behavioral health workforce through 2030, as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.
Dec 13, 2018
A settlement agreement with Pagosa Springs (Colo.) Medical Center that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced this week highlights important, but perhaps sometimes overlooked, privacy and security risk issues associated with access to electronic protected health information.
Dec 13, 2018
The AHA will present its 2018 Rural Hospital Leadership Award to Ronnie Sloan, president of The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, N.C., at its Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in February.
Dec 12, 2018
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 400-11 to pass a health care bill (H.R. 7127) that includes the ACE Kids Act.
Dec 12, 2018
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday introduced legislation to repeal the 96-hour physician certification requirement as a condition of payment for critical access hospitals.
Dec 12, 2018
More than 4.1 million people selected a 2019 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 8, including more than 934,000 last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported today.
Dec 12, 2018
The number of drug overdose deaths involving heroin or methamphetamine more than tripled between 2011 and 2016 to 4,571 and 6,762 per year, respectively, while deaths involving cocaine nearly doubled between 2014 and 2016 to 11,316 per year.
Dec 11, 2018
Early results from studies to better understand how duodenoscopes are reprocessed in real-world settings have found higher than expected contamination rates after reprocessing.
Dec 11, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service yesterday issued interim guidance regarding the treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses paid or incurred after Dec. 31, 2017.