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Dec 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released answers to additional frequently asked questions on a fiscal year 2019 inpatient prospective payment system final rule provision requiring hospitals to publicly post their charges in a machine-readable format at least annually.
Dec 7, 2018
AHA today commented on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ draft predictability roadmap, which proposes how the Department of Health and Human Services could improve the development, adoption and implementation of administrative standards and operating rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Dec 7, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use frequently-updated payroll-based data to identify nursing homes that have a significant drop in staffing levels on weekends, or several days in a quarter without a registered nurse on site.
Dec 7, 2018
Total enrollment growth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program decreased 2.2 percent nationally between July 2017 and July 2018, including declines in 37 states and the District of Columbia.
Dec 6, 2018
Congress today passed a continuing resolution funding certain federal programs through Dec. 21, preventing a shutdown of those programs tomorrow when their current funding expires.
Dec 6, 2018
Reusable elastomeric respirators, rarely used in health care, are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from airborne contaminants or infectious agents.
Dec 6, 2018
Almost 3.2 million people selected a 2019 health plan through HealthCare.gov between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, including more than 773,000 last week.
Dec 6, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today named as his senior advisor for drug pricing reform John O’Brien, a pharmacist who previously served as deputy assistant secretary for health policy and an advisor on health reform and drug pricing.
Dec 6, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced blanket waivers from certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to help health care providers meet patients’ needs in areas of Alaska affected by Friday’s earthquake.
Dec 6, 2018
In an AHA video released today for National Influenza Vaccination Week, AHA Chair Nancy Howell Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, debunks some common flu shot misconceptions.