AHA report details challenges threatening hospitals' critical 24/7 role

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The AHA today released a new report detailing the 24/7 role of America’s hospitals and the challenges threatening this essential part of the nation’s health care infrastructure.

Rising demand for emergency care and disaster readiness; a shortage of resources and funding; a move to equalize payment across... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Community health, disaster readiness, preparedness

CMS announces intent to revisit some aspects of EHR Incentive Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced that it will explore possible changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program in rulemaking this spring. In a blog post, Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS chief medical officer and deputy administrator for innovation and quality, said... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Meaningful Use, EHRs

Hospital groups to SCOTUS: Withdrawing subsidies would be 'disaster' for millions

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Withdrawing health insurance subsidies in states with a federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace “would be a disaster for millions of lower- and middle-income Americans,” the AHA, Federation of American Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges, and America’s Essential Hospitals told... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage

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