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In an uncertain world, find the answers and connections you need at VITAL2017, June 21 - 23, in Chicago. Join hundreds of hospital leaders this year as we explore key policy and practice issues, including alternative payment models, behavioral and population health, and quality improvement.

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The CBO found that the revised AHCA would leave 23 million more people uninsured than under current law and cut more than $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years.

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The budget proposal would harm the people who need help most: low-income working Americans, struggling families, the poor elderly and disabled, and many millions of others.

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The plan would reduce funding for social and entitlement programs for low-income Americans by $1.7 trillion, including a $610 billion cut to Medicaid.

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As of May 12, 77 cases of Candida auris have been reported in the United States this year; CDC is assisting health departments and labs in affected states.

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From chatbot radiologists to robot friends, essential hospitals are harnessing the power of technology.

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The updates include guidance on how victims can report ransomware and information about how HIPAA compliance can protect organizations from an attack.

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The nine-month program will link up to eight state Medicaid agencies with local housing systems to aid Medicaid beneficiaries.

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The final rule on drug ceiling prices and manufacturer civil monetary penalties under the 340B Drug Pricing Program now will go into effect on Oct. 1.

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The first performance year for new cardiac episode payment models and the effective date of joint replacement regulation amendments now start Jan. 1, 2018.

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Magellan Diagnostics' LeadCare Analyzers could produce inaccurate blood lead test results when used with venous blood samples.

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The new checklist tool helps states compile the necessary documents to apply to waive ACA provisions and pursue alternative reforms.

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America’s Essential Hospitals provides an overview of community benefit requirements, which hospitals must comply, and the penalties for failure to comply.

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UTMB and other essential hospitals across the country encourage women to make their health a priority.

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Senate Republicans stay focused on a strategy to repeal and replace the ACA; committees hold hearings on public health, Medicare, and chronic conditions.

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Ransomware, a type of malware that infects computers and restricts access to files until a ransom is paid, has hit health care organizations in the United Kingdom.

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An initiative aims to convene and support an essential providers network to promote payment and delivery reform amid uncertainty surrounding health policy.

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New policy brief highlights recent waivers in states that take market-based approaches, such as incentives to promote healthful behaviors, job-training programs, and cost-sharing premiums paid into accounts that resemble health savings accounts.

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The webinar will focus on managing resources, setting priorities, engaging stakeholders, and anticipating needs during crises, such as disease outbreaks.

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Several leadership posts — including FDA commissioner, National Coordinator for Health IT, AHRQ director, and HRSA administrator — have been filled.

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Clinicians enter their national provider identifier into the tool to determine whether they must submit data to the merit-based incentive payment system.

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The agency's Evidence-based Practice Centers Program wants to hear how health systems use evidence reports in decision-making.

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A 13-member Senate working group made up of conservative and moderate Republicans now begins to craft its own version of the legislation.

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Three new amendments garnered enough Republican support to pass the bill in a 217-213 vote; CBO has not scored the bill since the amendments were added.

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The update for the 2018 performance year aligns electronic clinical quality measure specifications with current clinical guidelines and code systems.

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The new guidance updates recommendations issued in 1999; recommendations are categorized based on the quality of available supporting evidence.

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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.