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Jan 31, 2023
A new special issue of Health Services Research highlights cutting-edge research from experts in age-friendly care.
Jan 31, 2023
Commenting on a proposed rule to improve the exchange of patient records used in the treatment of substance use disorder, AHA said it supports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s proposal to align definitions and require only a single patient consent in perpetuity for…
Jan 31, 2023
About 100 organizations, including the AHA, urged the Federal Trade Commission to extend by 60 days the comment period for a proposed rule that would ban as an unfair method of competition contractual terms that prohibit workers from pursuing certain employment after their contract with an employer…
Jan 31, 2023
CMS finalized technical details regarding the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Data Validation program, which the agency uses to recover improper risk adjustment payments from MA plans when the medical diagnoses submitted for payment are not supported in the beneficiary’s medical record.
Jan 31, 2023
As the Congressional Telehealth Caucus considers updates to legislation that would permanently remove all geographic restrictions on Medicare telehealth services and expand originating sites, AHA encouraged House and Senate caucus leaders to consider adding provisions that have expanded access to…
Jan 31, 2023
The Biden Administration plans to end on May 11 the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies declared in 2020, according to a policy statement released by the Office of Management and Budget opposing House resolutions that would end the emergencies immediately if passed.
Jan 30, 2023
CMS released additional guidance on changes to the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement under recently enacted legislation funding the federal government through fiscal year 2023.
Jan 30, 2023
AHA submitted comments in response to CMS request for information on potential changes to Essential Health Benefits requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 30, 2023
Commenting on CMS' proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024, AHA voiced support for proposals to designate certain behavioral health provider types and Rural Emergency Hospitals as essential community providers, among other proposals.
Jan 30, 2023
Last year was the worst financial year for U.S. hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as growth in expenses outpaced growth in revenues and volumes, according to the latest report on hospital finances from Kaufman Hall.