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Jun 19, 2020
AHA recommended the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General clarify its proposed rule incorporating new authorities for civil monetary penalties for information blocking by health information developers, exchanges and networks, and not enforce the final rule until after the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Jun 19, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its health care facility operations guidance to reflect the current COVID-19 pandemic environment.
Jun 19, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services should develop a workforce target for the National Disaster Medical System to ensure it can effectively respond to the nation’s current and future needs, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Jun 19, 2020
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health Wednesday held a hearing to discuss COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on racial and ethnic minorities.
Jun 19, 2020
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is “committed to monitoring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic” on the financial institutions it supervises, and “will not hesitate to take additional action to provide clarity and guidance, as needed," FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams saidvin letter responding to the AHA.
Jun 19, 2020
The AHA expressed support for the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020, which would allow the government to study the impact of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and its expanded use.
Jun 19, 2020
The AHA urged the Health and Human Services Secretary to extend the public health emergency beyond its current July 25, 2020 expiration date so “health care providers can continue to offer the most efficient and effective care possible during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.”
Jun 19, 2020 by Rick Pollack
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spiking in a number of states, hospitals and health systems — and the women and men on the front lines — continue to battle the virus. At the same time, hospitals continue to confront the greatest financial crisis in their history, as our recent report estimates more than $200 billion in losses from COVID-19 from March through June.
Jun 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule revising requirements for value-based purchasing agreements between states and manufacturers for drugs covered by Medicaid.
Jun 18, 2020
Black COVID-19 patients were more likely to be hospitalized than white patients in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that looked at cases in metropolitan Atlanta.