Telehealth

May 23, 2018
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC As the largest health care provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health includes 10 hospitals, nine of which have emergency departments (EDs). The ED at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (Hospital Center) was like many…
May 17, 2018
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government today held a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s and Federal Trade Commission’s budget request for fiscal year 2019. During the hearing, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai…
May 17, 2018
The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recently submitted four recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services, including a recommendation that the agency test the AHA-supported Advanced Care Model to support people with advanced illness. The Coalition…
May 14, 2018
Thirty-one senators today urged the Federal Communications Commission to “sufficiently increase” the funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program, which helps rural patients access care through telehealth and broadband services. The $400 million annual cap has been unchanged for more than 20 years…
May 8, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released the agency’s strategy to promote high-quality health care for all rural Americans, address the unique economics of providing rural health care, and bring a rural focus to CMS health care delivery and payment reforms. Developed by the…
May 3, 2018
Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND) are asking their Senate colleagues to join them in sending a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the commission to "sufficiently increase" the current funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program (RHC) to improve access to…
May 3, 2018
Ascension Partners with International Hospital Company to Start Global Supply Chain Firm Ascension, the largest private, tax-exempt, non-governmental health system in the United States, and Ramsay Health Care Limited, one of the top six private hospital operators in the world, this week announced…
Apr 27, 2018
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government yesterday held a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s budget request for fiscal year 2019. During the hearing, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) questioned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about FY 2017 cuts to the Rural…
Apr 26, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday advanced to the full committee a number of AHA-supported bills to address the opioid crisis. The bills would amend the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease exclusion; cover IMD substance use disorder treatment for pregnant women up to…
Apr 26, 2018
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee today held a hearing on innovative practices and technology in health care. In a statement submitted to the subcommittee, AHA highlighted how hospitals and health systems are using technology and new care delivery models to enhance the patient…