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Jun 24, 2020
The Behavioral Health Digital Pulse — free to AHA members through a collaboration between the AHA and digital health consultancy AVIA — allows hospitals and health systems to assess and advance their digital strategies to integrate physical and behavioral health.
Jun 23, 2020
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed the AHA’s legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule mandating that hospitals disclose their privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers. AHA plans to appeal on an expedited basis.
Jun 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services said its Office of Minority Health will partner with the Morehouse School of Medicine to deliver education and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on racial- and ethnic-minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities.
Jun 23, 2020
Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 were nearly four times higher for black, and two times higher for Hispanic, Medicare beneficiaries than for white Medicare beneficiaries, according to data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Jun 23, 2020
The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which featured officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jun 22, 2020
Students, employers and the general public can compare and evaluate graduate health care management programs with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education’s new online search tool.
Jun 22, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the first annual report evaluating the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model.
Jun 22, 2020
Beginning July 6, both traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans will cover diagnostic COVID-19
Jun 22, 2020
Clinical laboratories and health care providers should stop using any antibody tests on the Food and Drug Administration’s “removed” test list, evaluate prior results from the test and whether to retest the patient using an FDA-authorized test, the agency said.
Jun 22, 2020
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows emergency department visits dropped by 23% for heart attacks, 20% for strokes and 10% for hyperglycemic crises in first 10 weeks after the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration.