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Jun 26, 2020
The American Medical Association announced a new Current Procedural Terminology code (87426) for reporting antigen testing to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection on medical claims.
Jun 26, 2020
AHA urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to temporarily extend certain waivers and make others permanent beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency to allow hospitals to provide better and more cost effective care to their patients and communities.
Jun 26, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Expanding access to telehealth services to provide much more patient-centered, convenient care. Creating additional health care workforce capacity and avoiding workforce shortages. Removing barriers for patients and communities to access needed care.
Jun 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its calendar year 2021 proposed rule for the home health prospective payment system.
Jun 25, 2020
Suicide deaths increased by 37% between 2000 and 2018, with 41 states experiencing statistically significant increases over the same period, according to a pair of reports released this month by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center.
Jun 25, 2020
Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee released findings from their investigation of 14 companies that sell or help consumers sign up for short-term, limited duration health plans.
Jun 25, 2020
Clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2020 whose practice was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency may apply for an exception to reweight the MIPS performance categories, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
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.