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The multiyear grant opportunity seeks to test and evaluate innovative approaches to address prediabetes, as well as support enrollment and retention in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program.

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The president signs a multibillion-dollar funding package and declares a national emergency, which now faces multiple court challenges. Two House Democrats announce plans to introduce Medicare-for-all legislation.

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The Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport model for emergency ambulance services encourages treatment for Medicare beneficiaries outside the emergency department.

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As initially planned, any pharmacy participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program could have been denied rebates provided through the pharmacy benefit manager, resulting in significant cuts to 340B hospitals.

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The proposals aim to increase interoperability and improve patients’ access to their health information, while reducing regulatory burden on hospitals.

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In response to a request for information, America's Essential Hospitals urges the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act encourages care coordination and reduces regulatory burden on essential hospitals.

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Congressional committees requested information from providers and health plans on balance billing practices and invited several pharmaceutical companies to testify in a hearing on drug pricing; congressional negotiators strike a tentative deal to avoid another federal shutdown.

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At essential hospital Boston Medical Center, the Socially Responsible Surgery program educates and engages future generations of physicians about the importance of addressing the social determinants of health to provide holistic care.

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With expected gridlock between our new divided Congress, states could be the ones to drive major health policy activity in 2019.

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America’s Essential Hospitals and other plaintiffs have asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to order the federal government to restore losses caused by Medicare outpatient payment cuts to 340B hospitals.

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The hospital-acquired condition rate, which captures 28 patient safety event measures, decreased 13 percent from 2014 to 2017.

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As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address this week, Congressional committees remain focused on health care costs and threats to the Affordable Care Act.

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America’s Essential Hospitals and three other national hospital groups urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to postpone its February publication of overall hospital star ratings.

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Christiana Care Health System, in Wilmington, Del., helps patients and their loved ones cope during chemotherapy through visits to virtual destinations.

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Essential hospitals nationwide work to make their facilities more inclusive for all. The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, launched its Pride and Kidz Pride clinics to offer an array of services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning patients of all ages.

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Congressional leaders and the White House reached a deal to fully reopen the federal government until Feb. 15; congressional hearings this week focus on prescription drug prices and protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

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The report, by America’s Essential Hospitals and six other national hospital associations, highlights the importance of interoperability and outlines six pathways to ensure health information technology systems can seamlessly communicate.

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Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission members unanimously approved three recommendations to mitigate the impending Affordable Care Act–mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allotment reductions.

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Essential hospitals have long shown a commitment to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning patients. The 2016 mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando spurred a concerted effort at Temple University Health System, in Philadelphia, to create a more inclusive environment.

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The Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 heads to President Trump for approval. Meanwhile, a new bill would limit the use of Medicaid to care for undocumented immigrants.

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The Antibiotic Resistance Investment resource page features an interactive map and downloadable fact sheets for each state and select major cities.

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The waiver requires beneficiaries ages 19 to 49 who are eligible through Medicaid expansion to work or participate in community engagement activities for at least 80 hours a month.

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Proposed provisions aim to further the Trump administration’s goals to lower premiums, increase market stability, reduce regulatory burden, and protect taxpayers.

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The tool includes 2018 Qualifying Alternative Payment Model (APM) Participant and Merit-based Incentive Payment System APM status.

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Essential Hospitals Institute seeks to partner with member hospitals that launched programs to adapt to climate change and improve community health.

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A final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program overhauls the program and creates a pathway for accountable care organizations to more rapidly transition to performance-based risk models with the potential for greater shared savings.

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As the partial government shutdown enters its fourth week, the House has passed a bill to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, which includes $385 million in annual funding for the Hospital Preparedness Program.

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America's Essential Hospitals praised the administration’s efforts to streamline managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, reduce regulatory burden, and increase state flexibility.

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We now call on the Senate to invest in the nation’s disaster response and public health infrastructure by reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Innovation Act.

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This collaborative research project will lead to the development of recommendations and best practices for patient-centered care transitions.

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As the partial government shutdown continues, the House this week will consider the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovations Act and a bill to extend funding for the "Money Follows the Person" demonstration program.

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America’s Essential Hospitals, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has launched an online library of resources to help essential hospitals better communicate about cost of care.

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Maine and Michigan join five other states to receive approval for Medicaid work requirements; unlike most other states, Maine's work requirements will apply to both existing beneficiaries and those newly eligible through expansion.

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The new report, released by a public-private task force led by the Department of Health and Human Services, outlines common cybersecurity threats to health care organizations and best practices to counter such risks.

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The 116th session of Congress convenes as leaders seek a deal to end a partial government shutdown, while health care legislation hangs in the balance.

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The association urged the agency to consider the interplay of new policies with existing government programs, such as the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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The U.S. District Court's ruling will help ensure the 340B Drug Pricing Program can continue supporting access to affordable health care in our most vulnerable communities.

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The Medicare Shared Savings Program final rule creates a pathway for accountable care organizations to transition more rapidly to performance-based risk.

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The modules are part of a training series based on agency guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

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Spring Policy Assembly

Join us February 26-27 for our first Policy Assembly during the 116th session of Congress and educate lawmakers and their staff about the vital role essential hospitals play in their communities.

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Value-Based Care Collaborative

Our new partnership with Premier will help association members manage financial risk for Medicaid, uninsured, and underinsured populations and integrate their work on social determinants of health with value-based care.

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Register For VITAL2019

Register today for the nation’s only conference designed for essential hospitals. VITAL2019 will provide you with the knowledge necessary to keep your hospital on the forefront of innovation.

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