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AHA Team Training

Jan 11, 2018
Welcome to the American Hospital Association's Team Training Program featuring TeamSTEPPS®
Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) is an evidence-based set of tools for optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork among health care professionals. It includes a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials and a training…
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Outpatient PPS

Dec 16, 2017
Outpatient care has become increasingly important, as technological innovations and patient preferences drive changes in care delivery.
Medicare beneficiaries receive a wide range of services in hospital outpatient departments, from injections to complex procedures that require anesthesia. Payment policies for services furnished in hospital outpatient departments are constantly changing due to technological advances and changes in…
Dec 13, 2017
AHA Opioid Toolkit Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (October 2017)   Executive Dialogue Series, Webinars, and Conference Calls Improving Care for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder - understanding needs, engaging leaders, and changing systems (November 9…
Dec 11, 2017
AHA's Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services promotes and enhances the understanding and importance of behavioral health care thru AHA policy, advocacy, and service efforts specific to psychiatric and substance abuse service providers. No additional dues are required to join the…
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Medical Education

Nov 9, 2017
Our need for physicians is growing, as mounting shortages threaten access to care.
In the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress anticipated a surplus of physicians and capped the number of Medicare-funded physician training positions. The freeze has severely limited hospitals' ability to train the next generation of providers and has contributed to a shortage of physicians,…
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Physician Leaders

Nov 9, 2017
The Alliance brings physicians and their hospitals and health systems resources, services, and experiences to transform health care together. The Alliance's work is framed by three
 fundamental values that foster shared decision-making and forge a common language among all health care leaders:…
Nov 9, 2017
We want to engage you and your team to shape behavioral health services in America. Section membership is diverse and strong with executives from general hospitals, regional and national health systems, and freestanding psychiatric and addiction hospitals.
Get Involved. Through AHA’s Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services, you can shape the future of access, coverage and delivery of behavioral health. Engagement Opportunities: Learn With and From Your Peers & Leaders | Join in strategic dialogues anchored by experts sharing best…
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Working with Employees

Nov 9, 2017
The core mission of hospitals and health care systems is caring for people. To fulfill that mission, hospitals and health systems need compassionate, skilled, trained, and dedicated men and women who do the work that supports the mission.
Hospitals view employees and employee relations as a top priority, and the importance of employee relations issues grows daily. The AHA respects the right of individual hospitals and health care systems to determine the appropriate hospital-employee relationship for their organization and…
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Nov 9, 2017
The Medicaid program currently provides health care coverage to one in five Americans -- more than 70 million people.
Medicaid is the nation’s largest single source of coverage primarily serving low-income populations – children and their families, adults, seniors and disabled individuals. The program provides a broad array of health care services such as primary and acute care services, as well as long-term care…
Nov 9, 2017
An individual's health is influenced by many different factors, including inherited traits, the health care received, individual habits and choices, and different community and environmental factors.
Research has shown that individuals of color, of various ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientation, or with limited English proficiency have less access to care, receive different care and often have worse health than those who are white. AHA and its members strive to help all individuals…