The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Feb. 29 held a hearing on legislative proposals to expand access to treatment for patients with rare diseases, which included two hospital witnesses.
It is important for us to continue to exercise the principles of democracy that Washington and the Founding Fathers fought so hard for and speak up, asking hard questions of candidates in this election year and evaluating their thinking on the issues that affect our field.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) last week recommended seven changes to Medicaid managed care policy to better monitor denials and improve the appeals process.
In an interview Jan. 17 in the Washington Post’s Health 202 newsletter, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack explains why ‘site-neutral’ Medicare proposals jeopardize access to hospital care for vulnerable populations, the need to delay impending cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospitals and…
The Department of Health and Human Service today launched a new online hub for federal resources to help people renew Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage, or transition to other coverage if they no longer qualify.
The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesHubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 445-G Washington, DC 20201RE: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters…
AHA provides comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on their proposed rule to establish disincentives for providers found to have committed information blocking.
State Medicaid agencies can apply next spring for funding and technical assistance to participate in the Transforming Maternal Health Model, a new 10-year payment and care delivery model that will develop and implement a whole-person approach to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care for women…
At its December meeting this week, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission expressed concern about the financial viability of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals if Congress fails to delay cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 19.
The House Dec. 12 voted 386-37 to pass AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 4531) that would reauthorize key SUPPORT Act programs for patients with substance use disorder and permanently extend required Medicaid coverage for medication-assisted treatments.