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Feb 3, 2020
The AHA is engaging in early primary states, including Iowa, with ads about rural health care and affordability to ensure issues important to hospitals and health systems stay in front of candidates.
Feb 3, 2020
Hospital mergers are worth discussing, but "too often the criticism is far from rigorous" and is "more like an echo chamber," write AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton and others in an AHA Stat Blog post.
Feb 3, 2020
U.S. life expectancy rose by 0.1 year in 2018 to 78.7, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Among specific improvements, the drug overdose death rate fell by 4.6% overall, to 20.7 per 100,000; and the infant mortality rate fell by 2.3%, to 566.2 per 100,000 live births.
Feb 3, 2020
Cyber criminals are using the 2019 novel coronavirus to launch malicious phishing campaigns, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response reported.
Feb 3, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems “will always remain vigilant to the next threat and will continue to take the lead in safeguarding the public against potential threats,” writes AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., in response to a Wall Street Journal article on hospital readiness for the Wuhan virus.
Feb 3, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Rural hospitals are community strongholds, serving as the key point of care for nearly 20% of Americans.
Jan 31, 2020
CMS issued a proposed rule that would implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces for 2021.
Jan 31, 2020
President Trump issued an executive order to combat human trafficking and online child exploitation in the U.S.
Jan 31, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for reporting vaping-related disorders starting April 1.
Jan 31, 2020
Hospital emergency departments, primary care and behavioral health care organizations, public health agencies and tribal organizations may apply through March 30 for fiscal year 2020 grants to implement the Zero Suicide in Health Systems model.