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Aug 10, 2018
In a brief filed today in federal court, the AHA and three member hospitals reaffirmed their support for four broad categories of non-deadline remedies to reduce the backlog of Medicare billing appeals awaiting adjudication at the Administrative Law Judge level. They also proposed that the court…
Aug 3, 2018
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create or adapt compensation exceptions to the Stark Law to enable hospitals and physicians to coordinate care and improve patient outcomes. “To reach the full potential of a value-based health system, the Stark compensation…
Jul 27, 2018
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not to re-implement a home health demonstration as proposed. The agency in May issued a notice proposing to revise and expand to other states a HH claim review demonstration paused last year in Illinois following broad opposition to…
Jul 16, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ blueprint to lower drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. The letter provides input on issues related to competition, transparency in drug pricing, national drug spending data, value-based payment arrangements, site-…
Jun 25, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2019, offering key recommendations with respect to Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital payment, CAR T-cell therapy, rural hospitals, the wage…
Dec 15, 2017
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Aug 13, 2018
The AHA and AMGA invite their members to join a learning collaborative on developing and advancing clinical enterprises in an uncertain and dynamic environment for hospitals, health systems and medical groups. The AHA-AMGA Learning Collaborative is a national-level comprehensive program that…
Aug 6, 2018
The AHA has elected seven members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1. The incoming board members are: Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health and Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; Delvecchio Finley, CEO of Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA; Susan Fox,…
Aug 1, 2018
The AHA’s Physician Alliance, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a subsidiary of AHA, and the American Association for Physician Leadership have released “A Model for Clinical Partnering: How Nurse and Physician Executives Use Synergy as Strategy.” The report reflects learnings from…
Jul 27, 2018
In a blog post today, AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels takes issue with a recent Axios article comparing hospital prices to drug prices. “Comparing hospital prices to drug prices is absurd,” Nickels writes. “And although the article claims to be about prices, the chart actually shows…