CMS announces participants in Accountable Health Communities model

AHA News Now

Thirty-two organizations, including hospitals, will receive funding to test promising approaches to linking Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with community services to address their health-related social needs through the Accountable Health Communities Model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, Medicare, Medicaid

Join the AHA, IFD in celebrating National Minority Health Month

Blog

How much progress is your hospital making toward ensuring equitable care for all persons in every community served? April is a good time to ask because it’s National Minority Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect minority populations.

Increasing... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: socioeconomic status, population health, equity, access, leadership

AHA, others ask NQF to extend, refine trial of sociodemographic risk adjustment

AHA News Now

The AHA, America’s Essential Hospitals, Federation of American Hospitals, and Association of American Medical Colleges today urged the National Quality Forum to extend the trial period for its policy allowing the performance measures it evaluates to be risk adjusted for sociodemographic status, and to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, socioeconomic status

NASEM issues report with solutions for communities to advance health equity

AHA News Now

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a report identifying root causes of health inequity in the U.S. and outlining solutions for communities to advance health equity. The report describes social determinants of health that are drivers of health inequities, including... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, equity

NASEM issues final report on accounting for social risk factors in Medicare payment

AHA News Now

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released the fifth and final report in a series examining social risk factors that affect the health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries and how to account for these factors in Medicare value-based payment programs. The final report puts... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, Medicare

ASPE releases report on the impact of social risk factors on Medicare quality programs

AHA News Now

Medicare beneficiaries with social risk factors had worse outcomes on a range of measures in Medicare quality programs, regardless of the providers they see, according to a report released today by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, Medicare

President signs 21st Century Cures Act

AHA News Now

President Obama today signed into law the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The legislation revises the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move the grandfather date for off-campus hospital outpatient departments... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, CAHs, Behavioral health, opioids

Web resource compiles promising practices for patients with complex needs

AHA News Now

Five health care foundations today released an online resource on promising approaches to improving health outcomes for patients with complex medical, behavioral and social needs. The John A. Hartford Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The SCAN Foundation, and The... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: socioeconomic status, Behavioral health, chronic conditions

Summit focuses on social determinants of health

AHA News Now

The Root Cause Coalition, formed last year to address hunger and other social determinants of preventable chronic health conditions, today held its First National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health. Addressing the participants in Chicago, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said the coalition “has... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, equity

House passes 21st Century Cures Act

AHA News Now

The House of Representatives last night voted 392-26 to approve the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The Senate could vote on the measure next week. The bill would revise the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral health

Keyword Search

Date