Health care pressures are often magnified for rural caregivers, yet some are developing unique solutions for these turbulent times.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) this week released an advisory about Qilin, formerly "Agenda," a ransomware-as-a-service group targeting health care and other industries worldwide.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit June 21 partially affirmed the district court judgment that the Preventative Services Task Force charged with determining coverage of certain preventative services was unconstitutional, as well as the grant of injunctive relief for the plaintiffs in the case.
Change Healthcare June 20 began notifying health care providers and other customers with patient data stolen following February’s cyberattack, the company announced.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
For too long and for too many patients, the process of obtaining prior authorization for a medical procedure or medicine has been a tangled web, as people are forced to navigate complex, confusing
A United States District Court Judge in Texas today ruled in favor of the AHA, Texas Hospital Association, and hospital plaintiffs, agreeing that Department of Health and Human Services “bulletins” that restrict health care providers from using standard third-party web technologies that capture IP addresses on portions of their public-facing webpages were unlawful final rules and vacating the March 2024 Revised Bulletin.
“Safety Speaks” is a new Advancing Health series where hospital and health system leaders share successes from their organizations’ patient safety efforts.
Ronald Lavater, CEO of the International Hospital Federation, describes tools hospitals, health systems and their boards can use to improve their sustainability efforts in a Q&A with Sue Ellen Wagner, AHA vice president of trustee engagement and strategy, in the latest issue of AHA's Trustee Insights newsletter.
A majority of physicians say the prior authorization process continues to have a negative impact on patient outcomes and employee productivity, according to a survey by the American Medical Association.
Juneteenth reminds us of the enduring legacy of systemic inequities and the ongoing calling to dismantle them, wherever they exist, writes Daniel E. Dawes, founding dean of the Meharry School of Global Health at Meharry Medical College, in a blog for AHA's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 17 announced it will close its accelerated and advance payment program July 12 for Medicare providers and suppliers disrupted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack in February.
The AHA, along with 340B Health, the Mississippi Hospital Association and the Rural Hospital Alliance filed an amicus brief June 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, defending the state's law protecting 340B pricing for contract pharmacy arrangements.
Overall health does not fit neatly into individual buckets, which is why today's caregivers are designing treatment plans that integrate behavioral and physical health.
AHA Board Member Norvell ‘Van’ Coots, M.D., a renowned health care and military leader, passed away last week. He was 65. 
The AHA June 14 sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, responding to questions included in a white paper the committee wrote on chronic care through physician payment and policy options regarding Medicare Part B.
The AHA June 17 participated in a virtual panel discussion hosted by KFF about site-neutral payment.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
People born in 1964 — the tail end of the baby boomer generation — are turning 60 this year, and the oldest boomers — born in 1946 — are turning 78. The number of older adults overall in the U.S.
For the AHA to be the most effective voice it can be for its members, personal visits to member hospitals and health systems are a must.
The health care sector should swiftly implement patches or mitigations to address 14 new cyber vulnerabilities identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in May, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) advised this week.