The AHA Nov. 20 released its Health Care Plan Accountability Update, covering the latest developments in Medicare Advantage, legislation and regulation of private health insurers, as well as webinars and other resources from the last quarter.
Certain Medicare Advantage organizations have issued policies for the coming year that AHA believes do not fully adhere to requirements in the MA final rule for calendar year 2024, the association alerted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 20.
by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
This week, as many of us gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for the incredible dedication, compassion and expertise of the people working at hospitals and health systems.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Ohio, addressed its nursing workforce gap by recruiting international nurses and working to create a welcoming and supportive environment where nurses choose to remain for many years to come.
Laura Appel, executive vice president of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, and Christina Campos, CEO at Guadalupe County Hospital, New Mexico, discuss what’s involved in converting to and meeting the eligibility requirements of a Rural Emergency Hospital, and what patients stand to gain from it.
States interested in participating in Cohort 1 or 2 of the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model may apply until 3 p.m. on March 18 and are encouraged to submit a letter of intent by Feb. 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Nov. 16.
Payment denials by Medicare Advantage plans jumped 56% for the median health system between January 2022 and June 2023, contributing to a 28% decline in median cash reserves, according to the latest analysis of data from over 1,300 hospitals and health systems by Syntellis Performance Solutions and the AHA.
From all of us at the American Hospital Association, best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving.
As the nation celebrates #NationalRuralHealthDay, AHA Chair-elect Joanne Conroy, M.D., president and CEO of Dartmouth Health, discusses the challenges confronting rural hospitals and health systems in the U.S., and solutions for providing quality and cost-efficient care for the communities that need it most.
AHA Nov. 15 released its annual snapshot of employment at America’s hospitals and health systems, which offers innovative strategies to help organizations protect and optimize the well-being of current health care workers and future generations of caregivers.