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Sep 7, 2018
The AHA appreciates the steps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking to streamline the Quality Payment Program and reduce burden for clinicians, but “is very concerned about the collapse of payment rates for evaluation and management visit codes.”
Sep 7, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today approved legislation that would prohibit Medicare and private health plans from restricting a pharmacist’s ability to inform enrollees when a drug would cost less without using their insurance.
Sep 7, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today released for public comment a revised draft memorandum of understanding for states regarding interstate distribution of “inordinate amounts” of compounded drugs by licensed pharmacists or physicians.
Sep 7, 2018
The AHA and Center to Advance Palliative Care this week announced a strategic partnership to develop and disseminate training and other resources to help health care providers expand access to palliative care and adopt a population health approach to improve care for patients with serious illness.
Sep 7, 2018
The Alliance for Recovery-Centered Addiction Health Services, of which the AHA is a member, today announced an alternative payment model designed to provide patients a long-term, comprehensive and integrated pathway to addiction treatment and recovery.
Sep 7, 2018
As part of the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the American Organization of Nurse Executives will host a webinar Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. ET exploring the issue of human trafficking from the perspective of a mother of a survivor.
Sep 7, 2018
The AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement is accepting proposals through Sept. 28 for breakout sessions and posters to be presented at its 2019 National Conference, March 19-21 in Chicago.
Sep 7, 2018 by Rick Pollack
There is a lot of focus today on health care costs, and what can be done to contain them. One sure-fire strategy? Reduce the regulatory burden that is drowning providers in red tape and adding costs to the system.
Sep 6, 2018
The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved legislation that would establish a three-year pilot program to test using smart card technology to combat Medicare fraud and protect beneficiary identity.
Sep 6, 2018
The federal government violated a statutory obligation created by Congress in the Affordable Care Act when it failed to provide Montana Health, an issuer of qualified health plans on the Montana and Idaho health insurance exchanges, its full cost-sharing reduction payments for 2017, a federal judge ruled yesterday.