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Nov 16, 2021
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights to quickly initiate rulemaking for a legislative provision (H.R. 7898) enacted by Congress this year to recognize certain recommended security practices when making determinations related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act audits, fines and resolution agreements.
Nov 16, 2021
The AHA urged the Senate Finance Committee to address the nation’s myriad behavioral health needs by: strengthening the workforce; reforming discriminatory Medicare and Medicaid laws; increasing integration, coordination and access to care; ensuring parity; expanding telehealth; and improving care for children and adolescents.
Nov 16, 2021
Sens. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and David McKinley, R- W.Va., urged the White House to enlist federal agencies to investigate price gouging by nurse staffing agencies. 
Nov 15, 2021
The AHA and Federation of American Hospitals this week are running digital ads in Politico urging Congress to “Protect Patients: Don’t cut hospitals serving our most vulnerable.”
Nov 15, 2021
Lawmakers and regulators should increase their oversight of commercial health plans and enact fair and patient-friendly reforms, writes AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack in an advertorial published today in the Wall Street Journal. 
Nov 15, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration in September gave health care providers who received more than $10,000 in Provider Relief Funds between April 30 and June 30, 2020, until Nov. 30, 2021, to comply with the original reporting requirements before recouping the funds or taking other enforcement actions.
Nov 15, 2021
The Medicare Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase by $72 in calendar year 2022, to $1,556, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
Nov 12, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
This Thursday, Nov. 18, is National Rural Health Day. It’s an opportunity to show support for our rural hospitals and health systems, and also raise awareness about their resiliency, resolve, relationships and readiness — this year’s themes for the recognition day.
Nov 12, 2021
Community investments help foster the social and physical environments that support communities’ long-term health.
Nov 12, 2021
A recent opinion piece in The Hill promoting physician-owned hospitals gives a misleading and incomplete account of these facilities and the reasons for current statutory restrictions on their growth, writes Ashley Thompson, senior vice president for public policy analysis and development at the AHA.