For the AHA to be the most effective voice it can be for its members, personal visits to member hospitals and health systems are a must.
The health care sector should swiftly implement patches or mitigations to address 14 new cyber vulnerabilities identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in May, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) advised this week.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury June 14 announced a 120-day extension for parties impacted by the cyberattack on Change Healthcare to open disputes under the No Surprises Act independent dispute resolution process.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The AHA Leadership Summit offers something valuable for every health care professional. It’s a great way to get updated on what’s happening across our field, as well as network and tap into the terrific energy that comes from connecting with colleagues, peers and friends who share common goals and concerns.
The AHA June 13 released an infographic highlighting the many ways hospitals and health systems advance health and support their communities.
The Health Resources and Services Administration June 13 awarded more than $11 million to 15 organizations to strengthen the health care workforce in rural areas.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 13 issued a Health Alert Network Health Advisory following a federal health care fraud indictment against Done Global Inc., a California-based telehealth company.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates national health spending grew 7.5% in 2023, reflecting increases in insurance growth, the agency reported June 12 in Health Affairs.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission June 13 released its June report to Congress.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is supposedly committed to being “an authoritative voice for fiscal responsibility,” which is why it’s so “disappointing that they would propose something so irresponsible in a new report — repealing nonprofit hospitals’ tax exemption,” writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in an AHA blog.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee June 13 held a hearing about transitioning to value-based care. The AHA submitted a statement to the subcommittee for the hearing, expressing support for value-based care and sharing principles the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation should consider when designing alternative payment models.
Iris Lundy, R.N., vice president of health equity at Sentara Health, discusses their thoughtful approach to delivering accessible and high-quality health care to the ones who need it most.
As part of Community Health Improvement Week June 10-14, the AHA released a video showcasing the impact Indiana University Health's iHEART collaborative has had on barbershops and other community spaces to address health disparities in Indianapolis.
The Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare June 12 released a 30-second advertisement featuring real nurses discussing how hospitals and health systems provide 24/7 quality health care to patients, families and communities.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee June 12 passed AHA-supported legislation during a markup of bills that passed the Health Subcommittee in May.
The AHA praised House and Senate leaders in letters June 12 for reintroducing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, bipartisan legislation that would streamline prior authorization requirements under Medicare Advantage plans.
AHA’s Community Health Assessment toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for conducting community health assessments and improvement plans.
The Health Resources and Services Administration June 11 announced that Montana is eligible for $5.4 million in federal funding this year for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, which provides voluntary home visits to improve maternal and child health for families in high-risk communities.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) June 11 released its June report to Congress. The first chapter focuses on improving the transparency of financing the non-federal share of Medicaid and CHIP.