MACRA Decision Guide

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Are you ready for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or MACRA? The AHA’s MACRA resources are designed to support your needs as you implement MACRA’s sweeping changes.

Our latest offering aims to help you and your clinician partners decide which MACRA track to pursue – the Merit-based... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, Medicare

AHA-AMGA Collaborative - Clinical Integration: Pathway to Value

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By Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

The AHA and the AMGA invite members to apply for the next iteration of our clinical integration learning collaborative. As we strive to deliver smarter, better, safer care, it’s imperative that health care organizations are... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, physician issues, clinical integration

Come to the AHA Leadership Summit

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The strategies that are empowering health care leaders to drive the transformation of America’s health care will take center stage July 27-29 at the 25th annual AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

This year’s meeting will explore opportunities for advancing care coordination and quality and patient... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, physician issues, value-based purchasing, population health, Community health, awards, leadership, members, care coordination

CMS releases MACRA proposed rule

AHA News

The AHA yesterday said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule for the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act – or MACRA – continues the “incremental, flexible implementation approach called for by hospitals, health systems and the more than 500,000 employed and contracted... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, physicians, value-based purchasing, Medicare, regulation, care coordination

AHA, FAH urge Congress to oppose attempts to weaken physician self-referral law

AHA News Now

The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals today expressed strong opposition to the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (H.R. 1156), and any other legislation that would repeal or modify current law to expand self-referral to physician-owned hospitals. “For more than 15 years, community... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, self-referral

CDC Launches Opioid Prescribing Guideline Resources for Providers

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This week, the CDC launched a suite of new opioid prescribing guideline resources for providers, including a mobile app and video series. This is a follow-up to their CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, launched last spring, to encourage safer and more effective pain... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, physician issues, Behavioral health, opioids

Clinician Well-being and Resilience

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The rapid pace of change in health care, from delivery redesign to risk-based payment models to increased data reporting and interoperability, has clinician attention divided among many competing priorities and challenged to meet changing requirements while improving care delivery for a more diverse... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: physician issues, physicians, culture of safety, leadership, nurses, workforce

Nov. 29 ACGME webinar to review themes in patient safety

AHA News Now

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical education Nov. 29 will hold the second in a series of webinars on key themes from its recent Clinical Learning Environment Review Report of Findings for 2016. The webinar, which begins at 4 p.m. ET, will highlight four major areas of the report: resident and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: physician issues

AHA Stat blog: Rural health priorities in Congress

AHA News Now

As the nation celebrates National Rural Health Day, the AHA Stat blog looks at the AHA’s legislative priorities for rural hospitals during the “lame duck” Congress. These include final passage of a five-year extension of the Rural Community Hospital demonstration program, and a calendar year 2016... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physician issues, rural, Critical Access Hospitals

Medical school enrollment climbs 1.9%

AHA News Now

Enrollment in U.S. medical schools grew 1.9% in 2016 to 21,030 students, the Association of American Medical Colleges announced yesterday. The number of women who enrolled grew 6.2% for the year, to 10,474. Applications to U.S. medical schools rose by 0.9%, to a record 53,042, including 38,782 first-time... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: physician issues

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