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May 20, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security has released a new resource to help hospitals and health systems prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.
May 20, 2019
Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations can sign up this week to host an intern for this year's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity's Summer Enrichment Program.
May 17, 2019
he House of Representatives last night voted 234-183 to pass legislation (H.R. 987) that combines several AHA-supported bills to help lower prescription drug costs and strengthen the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces.
May 17, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 16 released a final rule with the intent of lowering drug prices for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage and Part D programs.
May 17, 2019
A study released last week by Rand on prices paid by private health plans to hospitals “relied on severely limited data and questionable assumptions to draw far-reaching conclusions about the way hospitals are paid for patient care,” writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA vice president for policy research, analytics and strategy, in an AHA Stat Blog post today.
May 17, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association this week released updated recommendations for TB screening and testing for U.S. health care personnel.
May 17, 2019
U.S. birth rates declined for the fourth consecutive year with only 3.78 million babies born in 2018, the fewest in over three decades, according to a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 16, 2019
Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Todd Young, R-Ind., Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Tom Carper, D-Del., today introduced legislation to address surprise medical bills.
May 16, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee today held a hearing examining the impact of racial disparities and social determinants of health on maternal mortality.
May 16, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ yesterday issued guidance regarding the calculation of a plan’s Medical Loss Ratio, which represents the percent of premium revenue that goes toward claims and activities that improve health care quality.