In response to recent court decisions that set aside certain regulations implementing the No Surprises Act’s Independent Dispute Resolution process, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 28 released FAQs explaining how certified IDR entities may determine whether a dispute is appropriately batched and clarifying certain other provisions and its policy for extending existing IDR deadlines once the federal IDR portal reopens to all batched disputes and single disputes involving air ambulance services.
Nearly 4.6 million people selected a 2024 health plan through the federally facilitated Marketplaces Nov. 1-18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week.
President Biden will issue a determination that gives the Department of Health and Human Services broader authority to invest in domestic manufacturing of essential medicines and medical countermeasures under Title III of the Defense Production Act, the White House announced Nov. 27 as it convened the first meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience.
The risk of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems violating bond covenants has eased for 2024, but remains heightened, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service.
AHA Nov. 27 applauded the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals Act (H.R. 6430), legislation that would extend for five additional years the Medicare-dependent Hospital program and enhanced low-volume Medicare adjustment.
by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
The AHA recently released the 2024 Health Care Workforce Scan, which identifies and shares strategies and resources that support hospital and health system teams.
In the latest episode in AHA’s three-part series on maternal health, Tiffany Moore Simas, M.D., chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UMass Memorial, discusses the concerning prevalence of perinatal depression, and the options available to provide moms with a lifeline.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and international partners are alerting health care and other critical infrastructure organizations of the threat of LockBit 3.0 ransomware, labeled "Citrix Bleed," which allows cyberthreat actors to bypass password requirements and multifactor authentication measures.
AHA Nov. 20 filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others claiming the National Labor Relations Board’s new rule for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act violates the Administrative Procedure Act.
Four clinicians from Henry Ford Health System discuss how its collaborative care program, that for the first time integrated primary care with behavioral health, has helped meet the need of patients.