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Congress will return home for a short recess over the President’s Day holiday on Feb. 19. During this period, AHA members are urged to connect with their lawmakers to request hospitals are protected in new bills to fund the government beyond two March deadlines.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 17 finalized new regulations aimed at reforming the prior authorization process.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates a stunning lack of understanding of the 340B drug pricing program and the overall landscape of drug pricing.
Once again, the anti-hospital, billionaire-backed Arnold Ventures is pushing its anti-hospital agenda with a “report” that is so disingenuous and has so many limitations that it cannot be taken seriously.
According to a 2022 report from the Journal of the American Medical Association, even now, long after the height of the crisis, health care workers’ emotional exhaustion is 27% more prevalent than pre-pandemic. The lasting effects of the pandemic on mental health are real, and they are challenging.
Hospitals of all types provide unparalleled benefits to their communities. Yet, the author of a recent op-ed (Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals Focused More on Dollars Than Patients?) ignores these benefits in an unconvincing effort to claim hospitals are not living up to their mission.
In a new location for 2024, the 37th Annual AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, will be held Feb. 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. The conference brings together senior executives, physician leaders, trustees and nurse executives from the nation's leading rural hospitals and health systems to share…
A recent Modern Healthcare article misleadingly suggests that hospitals and health systems provided less charity care between 2020 and 2023. In reality, hospitals’ overall charity care increased over the last three years.
AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity at the 38th National Association of Health Services Executives (N.A.H.S.E.) Annual Education Conference in Atlanta hosted Understanding Bias in Black Maternal Health, which included a screening of “Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story.”
As the role of the board in quality and performance improvement comes into focus, additional support and education in QAPI will ensure that all patients receive safe, high-quality care.