CDC survey: 8.8% of U.S. residents uninsured in first 9 months of 2016

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An estimated 28.2 million U.S. residents (8.8%) lacked health insurance when surveyed during the first nine months of 2016, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The uninsured rate for adults under age 65 was 9.3% in Medicaid expansion states and 17.5% in... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, Medicaid

Senate approves Shulkin nomination for VA secretary

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The Senate last night voted 100-0 to approve President Trump’s nomination of David Shulkin, M.D., to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin has served as VA under secretary for health since July 2015. His diverse health care background includes service as a physician, chief medical officer and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

AHA report explores 'next generation' of community health

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A new report from the AHA’s Committee on Research explores what the next generation of community health may look like as hospitals and health systems redefine themselves to keep pace with the changing health care landscape. “Hospitals are looking at ways to further enhance the community outreach and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Community health

Experts propose principles to guide population health policy

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An article published online this month by the journal Population Health Management, co-authored by AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., proposes seven foundational principles of population health policy to inform the development of practical tools, research and education. The principles respond to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: population health

Vermont announces Next Generation Medicaid Program

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Gov. Phil Scott last week announced the Next Generation Medicaid Program, which will test a Medicaid accountable care organization model as part of the recently launched Vermont All-Payer ACO Model. Under the one-year Medicaid agreement, OneCare Vermont will contract with the Department of Vermont Health... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Medicaid

AHA responds to 'short sighted' article on hospital CEO pay

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The Axios Vitals newsletter today published an AHA letter responding to its recent article by contributor Steven Brill on hospital CEO pay. “`Stay in a hospital, pay the CEO $56 a night,’ highlighting Steven Brill's short sighted attempt to correlate CEO compensation to patient days is both uninformed and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Former CDC official to lead RWJF

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today named as its next president and CEO Richard Besser, M.D., a former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who currently serves as chief health and medical editor for ABC News. Besser will succeed Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., who has led... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: leadership

Reminder: AHA webinar Feb. 15 on promoting a safe workplace culture

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative and its American Society for Healthcare Risk Management will co-host a Feb. 15 webinar on practical strategies for promoting a safe workplace culture. For more information or to register for the 3 p.m. ET webinar, click here.

Topic: Community Health
Tag: workforce

CMS extends deadlines for submitting certain quality reporting data

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended the deadline for inpatient and prospective payment system-exempt cancer hospitals to submit certain data to Medicare quality reporting programs, citing system issues and problems for some users accessing QualityNet reports. The new deadline, Feb.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, Medicare

AHA comments on PACE proposal for people under 55

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The AHA generally supports advancing new models of care for younger populations that could benefit from the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, Ashley Thompson, AHA senior vice president for policy analysis and development, told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today, responding to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Medicaid

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