The CMS said it needs additional time to analyze the impact proposed methodology changes have on hospitals in light of their concerns.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.
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.
Hospital execs and lobbyists will flood the Washington Hilton for the American Hospital Association's annual membership meeting. HHS Secretary Alexa Azar, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) are among the D.C. dignitaries scheduled to speak.
A panel of federal appellate judges are considering reviving the American Hospital Association's challenge to Medicare 340B reimbursement cuts, questioning whether the changes were made properly.
Some healthcare advocacy groups have plunged into the debate on gun control following the death of 17 people last month in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., while others are still effectively staying on the sidelines.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
While the Senate came to an agreement to reopen the government, the path forward for Medicare extenders and DSH payment cut delays isn't clear.
House GOP leadership lines up behind 340B legislation that would sharply limit program dollars and how hospitals use them.
Just days after a federal court dismissed a hospital coalition's lawsuit challenging the CMS' Medicare cuts to 340B hospitals, Capitol Hill lawmakers pressed ahead with their own battle over the program.
Since taking over two years ago, Rick Pollack has pushed the American Hospital Association to focus even more energy on lobbying.
Gragnolati is currently president and CEO of Atlantic Health System. He took the reins at the Morristown, N.J., system in 2015. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.