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Jun 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently confirmed that Medicare contractors will not calculate an average length of stay for long-term care hospitals for cost reporting periods that include the COVID-19 public health emergency, which took effect March 1.
Jun 25, 2020
Nearly 20 health care provider organizations, including the AHA, urged Congress to enact legislation to clarify that relief funds provided through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund and other programs as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are exempt from taxation, and that entities receiving them maintain the tax deductions attributable to these funds.
Jun 24, 2020
The Behavioral Health Digital Pulse — free to AHA members through a collaboration between the AHA and digital health consultancy AVIA — allows hospitals and health systems to assess and advance their digital strategies to integrate physical and behavioral health.
Jun 24, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services invites stakeholder teams, including health care providers, to submit innovative proposals through Sept. 8 for an online platform to connect older adults, veterans, disabled people and other vulnerable populations to technologies and social engagement programs that can address loneliness and social isolation.
Jun 24, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has created an Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to build on its Patients over Paperwork initiative across Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Health Insurance Marketplace and use health data to foster innovation and better care.
Jun 24, 2020
A National Quality Forum task force released a report identifying opportunities to advance safe, appropriate, person-centered care over the next decade.
Jun 24, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response June 26 at 1 p.m. ET will host the next webinar in its series ”Securing the Health Sector,” which will focus on “COVID-19 and the Use of Thermal Detection Cameras in the Healthcare Environment.”
Jun 24, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has partnered with the Critical Path Institute and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to launch the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory, a forum for exchanging clinical practice data to inform potential new uses for existing drugs to treat unmet medical needs, beginning with COVID-19.
Jun 24, 2020
The AHA urged Congress to revise the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 in the next COVID-19 relief package to reflect new insights from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of recent post-acute care payment system reforms.
Jun 23, 2020
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed the AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule mandating that hospitals disclose their privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers. AHA plans to appeal on an expedited basis.