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Nov 19, 2020 by Genevieve Diesing
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the National Urban League (NUL) formed an alliance to advance diversity in health care leadership in communities across
Nov 16, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
For the 20% of Americans who rely on rural hospitals for their care, the blue and white “H” is among the most reassuring signs they’ll ever see. It signals that expert care, help and healing is available and nearby. Even if that hospital is located dozens of miles away from the patient or family it serves, it is close enough to make a difference — to be a reliable partner in health care.
Nov 13, 2020
ombating stigma is the missing element to the nation’s response to the addiction crisis, writes Matthew Stefanko, director of National Stigma Initiative for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S.
Nov 13, 2020
Two recent reports by the Health Care Cost Institute appear to use an oversimplified analytic approach and draw overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation, writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president for policy research, analytics and strategy.
Nov 13, 2020
Kaufman Hall recently held a virtual health care leadership conference in which Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, Eugene Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health System, and Kendra Smith, managing director, Moody’s Public Finance Group, discussed the key role hospitals and health systems can play in addressing social determinants of health, improving health outcomes for communities of color and fostering conversations to help individuals better understand diverse points of view.
Nov 13, 2020
More than 818,000 people selected a 2021 health plan through HealthCare.gov Nov. 1-7, the first week of open enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Nov 13, 2020
Enrollment in private health insurance plans remained concentrated among a small number of issuers in 2017 and 2018, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Nov 13, 2020
As of Nov. 6, about 60% of the nation’s retail pharmacies have agreed to participate in a federal program to administer COVID-19 vaccines at no cost to patients once authorized or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Health and Human Services and Defense announced.
Nov 13, 2020 by Rick Pollack
“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good” is a quote credited to the French writer and thinker Voltaire. Although he died in 1778, that phrase is very appropriate today when discussing the Affordable Care Act.
Nov 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings at Hospital Compare in January to allow time to review public comment and finalize proposed changes to the star ratings methodology, the agency announced.