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Sep 23, 2022
AHA today released the special edition podcast “How Prior Authorizations Can Harm Patient Care,” addressing how some health plan prior authorization policies delay or deter necessary patient care, potentially putting patients’ lives at risk.
Sep 23, 2022
AHA today urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to deny the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to modify a court order requiring it to completely eliminate the remaining 19,802 Medicare appeals backlogged at the Administration Law Judge level.
Sep 23, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Forty-six days from now on Nov. 8 millions of Americans will cast their ballots and exercise their most sacred right – the right to vote.
Sep 22, 2022
CMS today approved a state plan amendment allowing North Carolina to extend postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees under the American Rescue Plan Act.
Sep 22, 2022
The Senate Finance Committee today released a discussion draft of legislation to expand the mental health workforce.
Sep 22, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should reject HHS' request to devise on its own timeline a remedy for its 2018 and 2019 underpayments to 340B hospitals, with no limitations and no oversight by the court, AHA told the D.C. court yesterday. 
Sep 22, 2022
The AHA and AMA will file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed today by the Texas Medical Association challenging the federal government’s August final rule governing the No Surprises Act’s independent dispute resolution process.
Sep 21, 2022
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra yesterday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to flooding from Hurricane Fiona, and waived or modified certain Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements to ensure sufficient health care items and services are available.
Sep 21, 2022
The House Ways and Means Committee today voted to advance to the full House bipartisan legislation (H.R. 8876) that would reauthorize the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and double annual funding for the program to $800 million over five years.
Sep 21, 2022
AHA is continuing its annual work to help hospitals and health systems encourage their communities to stay healthy and protect themselves against the flu and COVID-19 through vaccination.