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Jan 5, 2023
Workforce shortages and financial challenges are jeopardizing access to hospital care and services, writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in an advertorial today in the New York Times. 
Jan 5, 2023
The Clop ransomware group has been sending health care facilities ransomware-infected medical files disguised to appear to come from legitimate doctors, then requesting a medical appointment in hopes they’ll open and review the documents, the Department of Health and Human Services alerted the health sector today.
Jan 4, 2023
Matthew Stanley, D.O., vice president, behavioral health clinical service line, Avera Health (South Dakota) is the 2023 chair of AHA’s Committee on Behavioral Health.
Jan 4, 2023
In a study reported yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, children and adolescents previously diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) reported no serious complications after COVID-19 vaccination.
Jan 4, 2023
U.S. hospitals and health systems continued to experience negative operating margins through November 2022, Kaufman Hall reported.
Jan 3, 2023
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response Friday deployed a 14-member National Disaster Medical System team to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital to help support staff caring for a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses, such as flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
Jan 3, 2023
A recent Wall Street Journal article on hospital divestitures and closures “fails to acknowledge the critical roles that low government reimbursement, population shifts and old infrastructure play” when nonprofit health care systems make access decisions, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack writes in a letter to the editor published yesterday.
Jan 3, 2023
AHA today thanked the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission for recommending a 2024 draft payment update of market basket plus 1% for hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems, but continued to recommend a market basket plus 2.8% update for inpatient and outpatient PPS hospitals and 2.7% update for long-term care hospitals, saying hospitals and health systems face unprecedented financial pressures due to inflation and almost two decades of negative Medicare margins.
Dec 30, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights yesterday announced a proposed rule with changes to the process for handling conscience complaints, while adding safeguards to protect against conscience and religious discrimination.
Dec 30, 2022
President Biden late Thursday signed into law the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill that will keep the government funded through September 2023.