AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees

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Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, CA, will receive the 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National... read more

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

FDA: Hospira recalls emergency syringe drugs due to potential lack of sterility

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Hospira, a Pfizer company, has voluntarily recalled certain lots of 8.4% sodium bicarbonate injection and other emergency syringe drugs distributed since January to hospitals and wholesalers in the United States, including Puerto Rico, because the drugs may not be sterile, the Food and Drug Administration... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Drug Shortages, emergency care

HHS issues alert on Microsoft cyber vulnerabilities, 'Hidden Cobra' threat

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The Department of Health and Human Services last week alerted the health care sector to multiple vulnerabilities with Microsoft products and a threat by cyber actors known as “Hidden Cobra.” For additional hospital and health system resources to reduce and manage cyber risks, including in-person training... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Cybersecurity

AHA urges Senate to protect coverage as it considers House-passed AHCA

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The AHA on June 16 urged the Senate to make continued health care coverage a priority as it deliberates the House-passed American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.

“Health care coverage is vitally important to working Americans and their families,” AHA... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, access, members

AHA urges Senate to protect health coverage as it deliberates AHCA

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The AHA Friday urged the Senate to make continued health care coverage a priority as it deliberates the House-passed American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. "Health care coverage is vitally important to working Americans and their families," AHA... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

MedPAC issues June report to Congress

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission yesterday released its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendations for reforming Medicare payment for Part B drugs and accelerating the roll out of a post-acute care prospective payment system. The report also discusses possible... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Medicare, rural, emergency care, drug prices

Governors issue guiding principles for health insurance reform

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Seven governors today urged Senate leaders to take a bipartisan approach to improving the nation’s private health insurance system, based on a set of guiding principles that include improving affordability, restoring stability to insurance markets, providing state flexibility and encouraging innovation,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Reminder: HHS call June 29 on Medicare appeals process changes

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals will host a June 29 call on recent regulatory changes to the Medicare appeals process at the administrative law judge level. A final rule issued in January in some cases allows... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Medicare

The Clock is Ticking

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With only two weeks to go until a scheduled July 4 recess, the Senate continues to work on legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. As you know, we’ve urged senators to reject the House-passed American Health Care Act, and focus on protecting health care coverage for... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: leadership, members

Cleveland Providers, Patients Urge Senate to Protect Health Coverage

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At an event today in Cleveland, health care leaders and patients urged the U.S. Senate to protect affordable and adequate health coverage for patients as the health debate continues in Washington, D.C. “I can tell you from my experience as a practicing physician and as a physician involved in population... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advocacy

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