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Apr 13, 2018
The AHA Annual Membership Meeting kicks off May 6 in Washington, D.C., where members will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in politics, media and health policy; share strategies on our collective work to redefine the “H”; and meet with their federal representatives to discuss how decisions…
Apr 12, 2018
The AHA today urged the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to incorporate into its bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department Act (S. 2516). Introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV),…
Apr 10, 2018
As the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to craft comprehensive legislation to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, AHA today urged the committee to report legislation to align 42 CFR Part 2 with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. “Congress must amend this law,…
Apr 9, 2018
The AHA today submitted a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee for a field hearing on emergency preparedness and lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. The statement focuses on lessons learned by hospitals during the massive 2017 storm, which made landfall near Houston last August,…
Dec 15, 2017
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Nov 17, 2017
National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart.
  Celebrating National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions. Feel free to use the 2018…
Apr 17, 2018
The American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association yesterday released an issue brief on an alternative payment model for medication-assisted therapy, and seek physician practices and insurers interested in pilot testing the model for patients with opioid use disorder. “…
Apr 17, 2018
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., yesterday participated in a panel on building a sustainable healthy community as part of the National Minority Quality Forum’s annual conference on health disparities. The panelists called health disparities an ongoing, vexing…
Apr 13, 2018
There are two themes playing out in both politics and health care: disruption and uncertainty, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said today during a panel on the current and future impact of federal policies on health care. “We don’t know where this is all going to end up,” he said commenting on…
Apr 9, 2018
Former AHA Board Chair D. Kirk Oglesby passed away this past weekend after a brief illness. AHA chair in 1992, he also chaired the American College of Healthcare Executives and The Joint Commission. He received the AHA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 for his contributions…