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Jun 1, 2023
New research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that by early fall 2022, an overwhelming percentage of American adults had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Jun 1, 2023
The House May 30 voted 314-117 to pass the bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (H.R. 3746), a deal to suspend the debt limit for nearly two years and make other policy changes. The Senate has begun consideration of the bill; a vote is possible by Friday, June 2. 
May 31, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 31 released regulatory changes to the COVID-19 health care staff vaccination requirements and long-term care facility testing requirements.
May 31, 2023
Deanna Martin, AHA’s vice president for professional membership groups, highlights the valuable insights to be gained by environmental services professionals who take part in the upcoming AHE Exchange Conference July 31-Aug. 2.
May 31, 2023
Hear recommendations for the bold and innovative approaches that are needed to support current staff and recruit the health care workers of tomorrow.
May 31, 2023
The Environmental Protection Agency May 30 announced its intent to finalize by March 1, 2024, new rules governing emissions from ethylene oxide, the gas widely used in medical sterilization facilities.
May 31, 2023
Medicaid disenrollments are a looming concern for hospitals already operating close to the margins, according to a new report by Kaufman Hall.
May 30, 2023
By understanding the attitudes and beliefs that drive patient behavior, health care organizations “can design messaging that promotes positive health outcomes, including messages deployed during a public health emergency,” writes Erin Fogarty, health education and marketing director for the Livingston County Health Department in Pontiac, Ill.
May 30, 2023
Rebecca Chickey, AHA’s senior director of behavioral health, talks with Dr. Arpan Waghray, CEO of Providence Well-Being Trust, and Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA’s vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, about strategies to support the mental well-being of health care workers.
May 30, 2023
The deadline is May 31 for acute care hospitals, physician group practices and Medicare accountable care organizations to apply to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ two-year Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model that begins in January 2024.
May 30, 2023
The White House and Speaker McCarthy May 27 announced the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (H.R. 3746), a deal to suspend the debt limit for nearly two years and make other policy changes
May 30, 2023 by Erin Fogarty
By understanding the attitudes and beliefs that drive patient behavior, health care providers and administrators can better design messaging that promotes positive health outcomes, including messages deployed during a public health emergency.
May 26, 2023
The shortage of behavioral health care professionals is a serious public health issue, particularly in rural areas. In rural Iowa, some care providers have found successful new pathways to recruit, train and retain behavioral health specialists. 
May 26, 2023
U.S. and international cybersecurity authorities released an advisory to help health care and other critical infrastructure organizations identify and protect their networks from a People’s Republic of China state-sponsored group known as Volt Typhoon that uses built-in network administration tools to avoid detection.  
May 25, 2023
During a roundtable live-streamed this week from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, CEOs from Dartmouth Health, Maine Health and The University of Vermont Health Network discussed the crisis facing the nation’s rural hospitals and health systems, from workforce shortages to inflation and payer and regulatory concerns.  
May 25, 2023
The AHA May 25 published a report on the 340B Drug Pricing Program, its history and value to hospitals and patients, and details on 340B contract pharmacy arrangements. 
May 25, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed changes to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program intended to improve manufacturer data integrity and help states verify drug prices.
May 25, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
We at the American Hospital Association, all of our members, and the individuals working in hospitals and health systems across America, salute our fallen. We work in health care to help save lives, but we understand firsthand the toll of loss, especially the loss of young lives given in service.
May 24, 2023
Burnout is a condition “that affects the brain in very real, noticeable ways,” write AHA’s Elisa Arespacochaga and Michael R. Privitera, M.D., professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
May 24, 2023
In part 2 of a new AHA video moderated by Leon D. Caldwell, AHA senior director of health equity strategies, health equity leaders and community stakeholders in Minneapolis discuss how their organizations are collaborating to advance and sustain health equity following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.