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Dec 3, 2018
The AHA today in Chicago hosted the latest in a series of regional forums at which hospital and health system leaders shared strategies for innovating to enhance value and address new entrants to the health care field.
Dec 3, 2018
All Alaska hospitals remained opened during Friday’s earthquake and damage was minimal, according to the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association.
Dec 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today posted the final incentive payment adjustment factors for the fiscal year 2019 Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, which are being used to adjust base operating Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Group payments to eligible hospitals for discharges this year.
Dec 3, 2018
Inpatient and outpatient prospective payment system hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals can preview their data for the February update to Hospital Compare through Dec. 30 at the QualityNet Secure Portal.
Dec 3, 2018
Rural hospitals and other eligible providers can apply through March 4 for a portion of $21 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants to develop new rural residency programs or training tracks in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to expand the physician workforce in rural areas
Dec 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its tool to help clinicians determine if they must participate in the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two payment pathways for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Dec 3, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Three years ago, the AHA launched the #123forEquity pledge campaign to accelerate progress toward improving health equity, asking hospitals and health systems to take action in three areas: increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data; increasing cultural competency training; and increasing diversity in leadership and governance. A fourth area – improving and strengthening community partnerships – was added last year. 
Nov 30, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance describing the premarket studies that manufacturers should conduct for blood glucose monitoring systems intended for use in professional health care settings.
Nov 30, 2018
As urged by the AHA, the Health Resources and Services Administration today announced that it expects to publish online by April 1 drug ceiling prices under the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Nov 30, 2018
AHA today urged the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to delay by at least 18 months the effective dates for its general chapter pharmaceutical compounding and general chapter hazardous drug handling in health care settings, as well as proposed revisions to general chapter .