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Feb 7, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides perspective on Medicaid and details potential cuts to the program which threaten millions of America’s most vulnerable patients.
Feb 6, 2020
There is no risk-free setting for giving birth, whether at home, a birth center or a hospital, according to a report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Each birth setting has both risks and benefits, the study committee found. 
Feb 6, 2020
Public and private entities can apply for $1 million grants for a three-year period to enhance or expand opioid and other substance use disorder services in high-risk rural communities, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced.
Feb 6, 2020
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on proposals to lower drug prices and promote new cures. 
Feb 6, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a new case of travel-related novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the adult, isolated at home, has a history of travel to Beijing and came into contact with known cases while recently in China.
Feb 5, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D programs, including implementing various provisions of the SUPPORT Act and 21st Century Cures Act.
Feb 5, 2020
During the State of the Union address, President Trump spoke about how “America is constantly achieving new medical breakthroughs,” spotlighting Ellie Schneider, who was born in 2017 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
Feb 5, 2020
AHA's The Value Initiative has released a summary of 19 hospital and health system strategies to improve health care affordability, spotlighted in its Members in Action series last year
Feb 5, 2020 by Andy Shin
Health care can borrow from the startup playbook, embrace new mindsets and leverage the ingenuity and compassion that define our field’s connection to purpose, writes Andy Shin, chief operating officer for the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Feb 5, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization allowing qualified public health labs to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, previously only available at CDC laboratories.