In a letter submitted to the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health for a hearing Nov. 14, the AHA expressed support for the CONNECT Act (S.2016/H.R. 4189) and urged Congress to allow Medicare beneficiaries to access telehealth services wherever they and their providers are and allow rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers and critical access hospitals to serve as distance sites.
The AHA and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Nov. 14 urged House and Senate leaders to oppose any policies that fail to take into account the costs of safely providing drug administration services to the complex patients that hospitals serve.  
The House Nov. 14 voted 336-95 to pass a continuing resolution (H.R.6363) that funds the federal government through early 2024.
While the Medicaid renewal process can be easy and seamless for some individuals, for others the process may be complicated and result in confusion and termination of coverage, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports based on focus groups it conducted with enrollees in three states.
The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency today released an update on Royal ransomware and encouraged health care and other critical infrastructure organizations to take certain steps to defend their networks from the latest variant, which disables antivirus software and exfiltrates data before encrypting systems and demanding millions of dollars in ransom.
by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
This Thursday is National Rural Health Day, a time to celebrate “the power of rural.”
The latest revisions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program underscore the integral role of board members in advancing quality improvement initiatives, writes Sue Ellen Wagner, AHA’s vice president of trustee engagement and strategy.
Crysta Meekins, a program manager for AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, shares four takeaways on how to provide equitable, culturally competent and interdisciplinary maternal care to women of color from discussions at a recent screening of “Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story,” a short educational film about racism, toxic stress and birth outcomes.
Michael Warren, M.D., associate administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, discusses why the agency launched the hotline last Mother’s Day and how it provides confidential support to pregnant and new mothers who call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA.
The Food and Drug Administration Nov. 9 cleared for marketing the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test, the first COVID-19 antigen test and second COVID-19 at-home test to successfully complete traditional premarket review.