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Dec 6, 2018
The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering today announced a certification program to help workers in facility management and construction understand the complexities of the health care physical environment, and hospitals reduce risks associated with construction.
Dec 5, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights yesterday issued recommendations and resources to help first responders provide language assistance to people with limited English proficiency and disabilities during disaster response and recovery.
Dec 5, 2018
Hospitals participating in the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model are more likely to implement programs to improve post-discharge care and link surgeon compensation to cost and quality.
Dec 5, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week approved a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver that will transition New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion premium assistance program to Medicaid managed care.
Dec 4, 2018
The AHA today hosted the second day of its executive forum during which hospital and health system leaders shared strategies for innovating to enhance value and address new entrants to the health care field.
Dec 4, 2018
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar yesterday declared a public health emergency in Alaska due to Friday’s earthquake, and waived certain requirements to give greater flexibility to meet emergency health needs.
Dec 4, 2018
About 15 percent of physicians in 2016 worked in practices that used telemedicine to interact with patients, while 11 percent worked in practices that used it to interact with health care professionals.
Dec 4, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rescheduled to Dec. 18 its webinar on 2019 and 2020 changes to the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program.
Dec 4, 2018
AHA-sponsored radio ads running in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Virginia encourage uninsured listeners to sign up for health coverage through the exchanges during open enrollment, which ends Dec. 15.
Dec 3, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor today released a report to the president identifying actions that states or the federal government could take to promote choice and competition in the health care market, as requested by the president in an executive order last October