CMS notifying clinicians of MIPS participation status

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Medicare Administrative Contractors will be notifying practices through May which clinicians associated with their taxpayer identification number must participate this year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, one of two new payment pathways for clinicians under the Medicare Access and CHIP... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, nurses

AHA comments on CMS request for information regarding Medicare Advantage

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The Medicare Advantage and Part D programs are a success when measured on metrics such as marketplace competition, consumer satisfaction and quality of care, but could be improved in a number of areas as part of continuous efforts to advance health care quality, health outcomes and health system... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage

CDC updates pre-pandemic planning guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday issued updated guidance on using non-pharmaceutical interventions to control disease and exposure during a flu pandemic. The guidance incorporates the latest scientific evidence and lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, new and updated... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, preparedness, prevention

AHA, NUL announce alliance to advance health equity, diversity

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The AHA and the National Urban League today announced an alliance to advance health equity and diversity in health care leadership in communities across the U.S. “To truly advance health in America, we must improve the quality of care for everybody, in every community,” said AHA President and CEO Rick... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, governance, leadership

AHA's Bhatt to receive honor from National Minority Quality Forum

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The National Minority Quality Forum tonight will honor AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., as one of this year’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. Bhatt oversees the AHA’s clinical leadership and health activities and serves as president and CEO of its Health Research & Educational Trust... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, leadership

AHA, others urge Congress to fund cost-sharing reductions

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Eight organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to fund the cost-sharing reduction program for certain individuals purchasing health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. In an infographic, the groups note that more than 70% of voters, including 68% of conservatives who make... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

AHA endorses Senate resolution promoting minority health awareness

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The AHA today endorsed a Senate resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of April’s National Minority Health Month, which focuses on bridging health equity across communities. “Your resolution is consistent with the vision of the AHA: a society of healthy... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: equity

President nominates HHS assistant secretaries for health, mental health

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President Trump Friday nominated as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services Brett Giroir, M.D., president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte and an adjunct professor of pediatrics, tropical medicine and medical ethics and health policy at Baylor College of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: leadership, Mental health, Behavioral health

Former AHA chairman John Bluford honored for efforts to improve minority health

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The National Minority Quality Forum today presented its Booker T. Washington Award to John Bluford, president and founder of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, for his efforts to promote diversity in the field, reduce health care disparities and enhance health equity for all individuals.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

This is National Healthcare Volunteer Week

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The AHA’s Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals is celebrating National Healthcare Volunteer Week, which recognizes the service, dedication and commitment of volunteers in health care organizations across the country. AHVRP is an AHA personal membership group for leaders and others... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Community health

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