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Leadership Summit on State Medicaid Waivers
Join us Sept. 19, in Dallas, for a one-day summit to explore Medicaid waiver trends and the outlook for these programs nationally.

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The guidance outlines nine steps hospitals should take, focusing on identifying symptoms, educating patients, and reporting Zika cases to health agencies.

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The webinar will introduce AHRQ's updated hospital guide for delivering transitional care to reduce readmissions among adult Medicaid patients.

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

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CMS is concerned that some providers might steer Medicare- and Medicaid-eligible patients into individual market plans to get higher payments.

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In a Vital Signs report ahead of Sepsis Awareness Month, in September, CDC highlights resources and events aimed at reducing sepsis.

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Review contractors will be able to use coding specificity as the reason for an audit or a denial of a claim to the extent that they did before Oct. 1, 2015.

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Medicare Part D spending increased 17 percent, outpacing overall prescription drug spending increases, according to CMS data.

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FDA said hospitals by now should have transitioned to alternative duodenoscope cleaning methods after a recall last year.

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The paper includes a framework to achieve health equity, guidance for measuring health equity, and a self-assessment tool for health care organizations.

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CMS encourages hospitals to view overall star ratings reports with inpatient and outpatient quality reporting preview data, while both are available.

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The grants will be used to expand telehealth use, help providers make quality improvement efforts, and support policy-focused research.

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A webinar and new election toolkit from America's Essential Hospitals can help to make sure hospitals' voices are heard this congressional election season.

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The rule would codify the interpretation that the calculation be based on uncompensated care costs for Medicaid beneficiaries not covered by another source.

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HRSA is proposing that a decision-making body within the Department of Health and Human Services be responsible for reviewing claims and resolving deputes.

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The voluntary recall now applies to all of PharmaTech’s liquid products, including those labeled by Bayshore, Centurion, Major, Metron, Rugby, and Virtus.

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Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality game, has helped pediatric patients at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center recover from burn injuries.

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Hospitals must complete recertification of their compliance with all requirements of the 340B program. Failure to do so results in removal from the program.

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As essential hospitals leaders, we all need to stay on top of the evolving landscape for Medicaid Section 1115 waivers. Medicaid waivers offer a key opportunity to make health care delivery more effective and efficient – and to reduce our uncompensated care burden. Consider our experience in Texas. Over the life of the Texas Health

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The rule addresses the controversial two-midnight policy, Medicare DSH, the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Value-Based Purchasing, and more.

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Essential hospitals strive every day to close the health care equity gap and provide quality care to all, including the most vulnerable. A new book, A Spirit of Charity, highlights the important role these hospitals play in the United States health care system. In the book, Mike King, a reporter for nearly 40 years, profiles

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The community health initiative, called Health Impact in 5 Years, launches on Aug. 9 with an introductory web forum.

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Flavor Harvest @ Home, a medical nutrition therapy program, provides meals to Lee Memorial Health System patients who are at risk for being malnourished.

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The rule includes the annual payment update to inpatient payment rates and changes to the Medicare disproportionate share hospital payment methodology.

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The advanced primary care medical home model is aimed at strengthening primary care and reducing overall health care costs.

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Women bring critical perspectives to hospital leadership roles, yet they are significantly underrepresented, especially in CEO positions. America’s Essential Hospitals and its members are committed to reducing this gender gap in hospital leadership. For one, essential hospitals have long worked to promote equity — both in delivery of care and in cultivating leaders who are

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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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