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A leaked House GOP plan to repeal & replace the ACA raises concerns for essential hospitals. A Senate committee considered nominee Seema Verma to lead CMS.

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CDC recommends hospitals clean rooms of patients with Candida auris daily and post-discharge with a disinfectant that is effective against C. diff.

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CMS has pushed back by seven weeks, to June 21, the deadline for qualified health plans to apply to participate in the ACA health insurance marketplaces in 2018.

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The proposed rule aims to provide flexibility by targeting network adequacy reviews & inclusion of essential community providers in qualified health plans.

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The delay is in accordance with a “regulatory freeze” set forth in a recent White House memorandum.

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On February 16, a policy brief by House Republicans on how they would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was leaked in Washington. Learn more about what was included.

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Today's reports of a draft policy brief describing how House Republicans would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raise significant concerns about whether the plan could protect the health of low-income and other struggling Americans.

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University of California-San Diego researchers have found a way to detect harmful chemicals in a blood sample in mere hours, with 99 percent accuracy.

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CMS has extended the deadline for submitting certain hospital quality data after receiving reports of system issues and inaccessibility with QualityNet.

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Former Rep. Tom Price was confirmed as secretary of HHS; the Senate Committee on Finance will consider the nomination of Seema Verma as CMS administrator.

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Under the “Better Way to Live” program, 62 “alternative level of care” patients have been successfully transitioned to a post–acute care facility.

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America's Essential Hospitals tells the newly confirmed Secretary Price that it looks forward to working with him to ensure essential hospitals can sustain their commitment to vulnerable patients and underserved communities.

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Using 3-D imaging to treat atrial fibrillation showed a 100 percent success rate, a zero percent complication rate, and led to quicker patient recovery.

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If Congress fails to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a comparable plan, coverage losses and scheduled cuts to hospital funding would total up to $40.5 billion nationally for hospitals that fill a safety-net role, a new analysis shows.

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CMS projects that Medicare Advantage organization payment rates will increase by 0.25 percent in 2018.

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A House subcommittee marked up two bills focused on income eligibility for Medicaid. The association weighed in on a hearing about the individual mandate.

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The Feb. 7 letter offers recommendations on proposed executive orders, regulations, and legislation that could affect essential hospitals, patients.

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In February 2017, the Essential Hospitals Institute began an 18-month project to explore whether and to what extent hospitals use patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) to improve care delivery.

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NQF's Measure Applications Partnership submitted recommendations to HHS on 74 performance measures under consideration for 16 federal health care programs.

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CDC will host two free workshops with the National Ebola Training & Education Center to train health care workers on delivering patient care during an infectious disease epidemic.

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Eligible hospitals and professionals now have until March 13 to attest to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

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America’s Essential Hospitals and 57 other groups say restricting admission of certain foreign nationals and refugees will disrupt care, health education, and research.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks information about how health care delivery organizations work to become “learning healthcare systems.”

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The 18-month project of the association's Essential Hospitals Institute will explore whether and to what extent hospitals use patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research to improve care delivery.

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The decision preserves the 340B program’s valuable benefits to low-income and other disadvantaged people, and the hospitals on which they depend.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

Learn more about the name change »