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Feb 5, 2020
A new AHA resource debunks the top eight myths about hospital and health system mergers, such as misconceptions that they lead to higher costs for patients, large variation between public and private payment rates, and less access to care. 
Feb 5, 2020
Homicide was a leading cause of maternal deaths in Louisiana during 2016 and 2017, exceeding any single pregnancy-associated cause, according to a study reported this week in JAMA Pediatrics.
Feb 5, 2020
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on potential changes to the annual inflation factor that the Census Bureau uses to measure poverty, which would have eligibility implications for a number of federal programs including Medicaid.
Feb 4, 2020
Among other highlights, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack hosted sessions with policy experts on health care implications for the 2020 election, Medicare for All, the future of the Affordable Care Act, and AHA's rural advocacy agenda. 
Feb 4, 2020
The AHA will host a March 12 webinar on using Z codes to document social determinants of health, a valuable but underused tool for hospitals to improve the health and well-being of their patients and communities.
Feb 4, 2020
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing launched an ad campaign calling for Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to “hold Big Pharma accountable.”
Feb 4, 2020
Sue Ellen Wagner joined the AHA as vice president of trustee engagement and strategy, where she oversees the development of trustee education, tools and resources as part of AHA’s Field Engagement team.
Feb 4, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated infection prevention and control guidance for patients under investigation or with confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in health care settings.
Feb 3, 2020
AHA Board Chair Melinda L. Estes, M.D., today kicked off the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference by welcoming more than 1,000 rural hospital and health system leaders and trustees — the largest number of attendees in the conference's history.
Feb 3, 2020
Eleven people in the U.S. have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects to see more cases, including cases where the virus is transferred from person to person.