Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jun 24, 2020
As Congress considers additional COVID-19 relief actions, we need to make sure hospital and health systems' priorities are at the top of the list. The focus is on the Senate, and it is critical that your lawmakers hear from you now on important issues that must be included in the legislative…
Jun 24, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response June 26 at 1 p.m. ET will host the next webinar in its series ”Securing the Health Sector,” which will focus on “COVID-19 and the Use of Thermal Detection Cameras in the Healthcare…
Jun 24, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has partnered with the Critical Path Institute and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to launch the CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory, a forum for exchanging clinical practice data to inform potential new uses for existing drugs to treat unmet…
Jun 24, 2020
The AHA urged Congress to revise the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 in the next COVID-19 relief package to reflect new insights from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of recent post-acute care payment system reforms.
Jun 24, 2020
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 was enacted, in part, to develop a unified payment model for the post-acute care (PAC) field, recognizing that payment needed to be modernized for the four PAC settings – home health (HH) agencies, skilled nursing facilities…
Jun 24, 2020
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including 3,000 post-acute care providers, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of resetting the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (…
Jun 24, 2020
As humans, we respond to our environment. The physical space around us can — and does — affect mood, energy, creatively and productivity. It also has a big effect on health care workspaces, where innovative new designs are responding to COVID-19, but also to longer term trends in hospital care..
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…