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Jul 13, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
The sight of families re-emerging to gather at community playgrounds and pools brings mixed emotions. While it’s gratifying to see people enjoying themselves again, it’s also clear that COVID-19 is not in the rearview mirror, as spiking infection rates in many states demonstrate.
Jul 10, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is taking steps to prepare for the possible spread of H1N1 swine influenza viruses.
Jul 10, 2020
The Human Rights Campaign released two news resources that hospitals and health systems can use to provide better care for LGBTQ children and youth.
Jul 10, 2020
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury today issued a proposed rule that would allow grandfathered health plans to increase enrollees’ premiums and cost-sharing amounts beyond what is currently allowed.
Jul 10, 2020
A new AHA podcast explores how rural hospitals have found new ways to deliver care to patients with COVID-19.
Jul 10, 2020
Certain groups of workers showed significantly more absenteeism in March and April 2020, suggesting a link to COVID-19 exposure, according to a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jul 10, 2020
The AHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the agency’s long-term care hospital prospective payment system proposed policy changes and fiscal year 2021 rates.
Jul 10, 2020
The AHA submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2021.
Jul 10, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will distribute over $4 billion in additional funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to rural hospitals and hospitals that serve a high number of Medicaid patients and provide large amounts of uncompensated care.
Jul 10, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. These are three simple actions we know that will stop the spread of COVID-19. The AHA, American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association shared those messages in an open letter to the American public.