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AHA Today is a newsletter that brings you a roundup of news and resources from the AHA.
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued a proposed rule intended to improve how the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution process functions in response to feedback and challenges shared by stakeholders.
AHA urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to quickly finalize a proposed rule that would require Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and federally facilitated Marketplace plans to streamline their prior authorization processes.
AHA urged the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to reconsider its pursuit of site-neutral payment policies for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled-nursing facilities.
The Health Resources and Services Administration will require hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program to register their off-site outpatient departments with the 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs within 90 days.
To enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends, get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19. That’s the message of AHA’s latest United Against the Flu social media toolkit for hospitals and health systems. Download the toolkit here.
Nigel Girgrah, M.D., chief wellness officer at Ochsner Health, discusses the business case for workforce well-being. LISTEN NOW 
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new report on tax-exempt hospitals and their community benefits fails to account for the value of community benefit under the law, which defines community benefit as much more than charity care, writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. READ MORE 
AHA voices support for the CONNECT for Health Act, legislation that would increase patient access to telehealth services while removing barriers to adoption.
A number of legislative proposals being considered by Congress would impose billions of dollars in additional Medicare payment cuts for services provided by hospital outpatient departments and reduce patient access to vital health care services, AHA Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes said today…