AHA and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity Nov. 16 released the first of its five-part DEI Data Insights series, which highlights results from its most recent DEI Benchmark Survey.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 15 allocated 200 new Medicare-funded residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals in health professional shortage areas with the greatest need, as defined in the inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 15 released its proposed standards for qualified health plans offered through the health insurance marketplaces for 2025. Beginning in plan year 2025, the proposed rule would require state-based marketplaces (SBM) to comply with time and distance network adequacy standards for qualified health plans that are at least as stringent as those for the federally facilitated marketplace.
The Senate Nov. 15 voted 87-11 to pass a continuing resolution (H.R.6363) funding the federal government through early 2024, avoiding a government shutdown when the current CR expires at midnight Friday.
The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Nov. 16 recommended health care and other critical infrastructure take steps to protect their networks from the Scattered Spider group, which uses social engineering techniques and legitimate remote access tools to compromise victim networks, extort ransom and steal data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 15 finalized public reporting requirements for skilled nursing facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including disclosure of private equity company and other investor relationships.
More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, urged congressional leaders Nov. 14 to reauthorize for an additional five years the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which expired Sept. 30. The continuing resolution that passed the House yesterday would extend PAHPA until Jan. 19.
The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center Nov. 15 issued a warning about Rhysida, a ransomware-as-a-service group that has predominantly deployed its ransomware variant since May against the health care, education, manufacturing, information technology and government sectors.
During a legislative markup Nov. 15, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced to the full committee AHA-supported legislation (H.R. 6366) that would extend for one year the Geographic Practice Cost Index floor for physician work under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and delay for one year payment reductions of up to 15% under the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.
Almost one in four U.S. adults reported having a mental illness in 2022, while one in five adolescents reported a major depressive episode, according to the latest national survey.