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Aug 28, 2020
The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., should overturn a lower court ruling upholding a Department of Health and Human Services final rule requiring hospitals to disclose the rates they agree to accept from insurers, the AHA told the court , joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, Children's Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals and several member hospitals.
Aug 28, 2020
Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who require in-person care, including in-classroom settings, are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the directors of the National Institutes of Health-funded Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers Network said in an American Journal of Psychiatry article.
Aug 28, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention credited universal testing of residents and staff of all 123 West Virginia nursing homes for SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of symptoms, as a key factor for limiting COVID-19 transmissions and reducing the pandemic’s impact on the state’s vulnerable populations.
Aug 28, 2020
The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced $17 million in grants to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, which will support multidisciplinary investigations into how and where viruses and other pathogens emerge from wildlife and spillover to cause disease in people.
Aug 28, 2020
If you missed the Aug. 27 livestream, you can watch a replay of the latest episode of Leadership Rounds – short conversations on a range of key issues AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., is having with hospital and health system leaders from across the country.
Aug 28, 2020
Threatening to expel hospitals from the Medicare and Medicaid programs if they don’t report COVID-19 data to the federal government, which was outlined in a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services interim final rule released this week, “is ridiculous and should be rescinded,” according to a Washington Times editorial.
Aug 28, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services announced a contract award to Abbott for the delivery of 150 million rapid Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Point of Care SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests.
Aug 28, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday released its COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit, which includes updated resources for hospitals.
Aug 28, 2020
AHA Today will not publish the week of Aug. 31. After tomorrow's newsletter, the next edition of AHA Today will be Sept. 8. AHA members will continue to receive information on breaking news or important updates.
Aug 28, 2020 by Rick Pollack
A century ago, nominating a presidential ticket during political conventions was an arduous marathon. The Democrats opened their convention with 14 names in serious contention, while the Republicans had to whittle down their list from a dozen hopefuls.