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AHA launches 340B hospital transparency effort

AHA launches 340B hospital transparency effort

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 18, 2018

The American Hospital Association's new initiative is meant to better inform both policymakers and the public about the 340B program and how hospitals use the savings they generate from it.

AHA launches Center for Health Innovation

AHA launches Center for Health Innovation

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 05, 2018

The American Hospital Association will share knowledge and resources about population health, costs, performance improvement, innovation capacity and "emerging issues."

Q&A with AHA Board Chair Nancy Howell Agee on sharing industry best practices

Q&A with AHA Board Chair Nancy Howell Agee on sharing industry best practices

By Matthew Weinstock  |  August 11, 2018

The American Hospital Association in September will launch its Center for Health Innovation, which aims to spread best practices across its membership. AHA Board Chair Nancy Howell Agee has been a key driver behind the association's efforts to address innovation.

Medicare appeals backlog plummets more than 30% since 2017

Medicare appeals backlog plummets more than 30% since 2017

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 06, 2018

HHS revealed it has made progress reducing its Medicare appeals backlog and won't need to pursue the AHA's suggestions to expedite pending cases. But the agency conceded it won't be able to meet a federal judge's requirement to eliminate the backlog by the end of 2020.

340B drug discount limits to be considered by House panel

340B drug discount limits to be considered by House panel

By Susannah Luthi  |  July 10, 2018

A bundle of GOP-led bills under consideration would restrict the 340B drug discount program more than any other proposal so far. Critics claim the program has been exploited by bad actors.

Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

Hospital star-ratings release delayed by CMS

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 12, 2018

The CMS said it needs additional time to analyze the impact proposed methodology changes have on hospitals in light of their concerns.

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 09, 2018

Some providers believe HHS Secretary Alex Azar will ease provider self-referral restrictions that they say inhibit physicians and hospitals from building accountable care organizations.

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