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Cohen, a former hospital administrator at NYC Health + Hospitals and America's Essential Hospitals board chair in 1995, died Sept. 24 at age 80.

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UCSF School of Medicine and San Francisco General Hospital researchers are testing a mobile app to raise awareness of hepatitis B and C among Asian Americans.

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The summaries outline efforts by 19 working groups under the "Vital Directions" initiative to improve health care in the United States.

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On Sept. 27, the Senate failed to invoke cloture, which would have allowed it to move to final passage of the continuing resolution.

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The recommendations, developed by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, aim to optimize treatment and minimize adverse consequences.

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ONC has released a web-based resource that gives providers comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about applying health information technology.

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The hospital and its community partners have transformed lives and achieved significant savings in health care costs by giving the homeless a place to live.

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Recognizing the opportunity for improvement in geriatrics care, association members NuHealth and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital have made falls prevention a priority.

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In August, CDC sent states about $2.5 million in laboratory supplies and equipment — including two diagnostic tests — to combat the Zika virus.

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Funding will be used for randomized clinical trials comparing two or more alternative clinical pain management strategies.

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Starting in 2017, the National Quality Forum's Consensus Standards Approval Committee will make final decisions on endorsements without board approval.

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Hospitals eligible for the essential community providers list are participants in the 340B and DSH programs, critical access hospitals, and others.

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In May, CMS paused initial patient status reviews to ensure reviews are performed consistently and the two-midnight policy is properly applied.

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At stake is funding to combat the Zika virus, among several other policy issues that have kept the measure from moving forward.

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The webinar will focus on the Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models proposed rule.

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A new policy brief by America's Essential Hospitals notes that managed care pathways might be a potential complement, or alternative, to waiver-based delivery system reform.

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Medicare reimbursement is slated to be cut by as much as 50 percent for new, off-campus hospital outpatient departments not billing for services provided before Nov. 2, 2015.

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Two of the winning communities are home to essential hospitals: KentuckyOne Health in Louisville, Ky., and Jackson Health System in Miami-Dade County, Fla.

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In the final rule, CMS sets forth national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to ensure health care facilities are prepared during emergencies.

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The deadline for hospitals to amend their Medicare cost report Worksheet S-10 for fiscal year 2014 is Sept. 30.

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While details are still being finalized, a continuing resolution to fund the government through early December likely will include funding to combat Zika.

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Without Medicaid DSH payments, our members would have suffered a 6.21 percent loss in 2014. Congress should postpone DSH cuts until at least FY 2020.

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A per-capita cap would allow the federal government to limit Medicaid spending by allocating a specific amount of funding based on states' enrollees.

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CMS Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt announced the reporting options providers have to ensure they do not face a negative payment adjustment in 2019.

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CMS is seeking feedback on how to help states implement innovative payment, care delivery models consistent with MACRA's proposed Quality Payment Program.

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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

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