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The video is the third in a series by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about challenges to preventing health care-associated infections.

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Two new reports warn about the same vulnerabilities that allowed the WannaCry virus to spread worldwide earlier this year.

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The brief projects Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment reductions under the Affordable Care Act and the House-passed American Health Care Act.

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CMS proposes changes related to participation in the merit-based incentive payment system or Advanced Alternative Payment Models tracks.

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The findings highlight the need for continued mosquito surveillance and can help health departments and mosquito control districts plan for outbreaks.

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New Medicare cards will include a randomly generated Medicare beneficiary identifier instead of the Social Security-based health insurance claim number.

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In a report to Congress, the commission details state solutions for improving care delivery, increasing treatment availability, and reducing opioid misuse.

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual report examines various issues in the Medicare payment system and offers recommendations to Congress.

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The fact sheet gives a general overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Quality Payment Program and explains how the programs work together.

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The National Quality Forum draft report evaluates the effectiveness of the two-year trial that risk-adjusted performance measures for socioeconomic status.

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The resources, designed for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-covered entities or their associates, include a checklist and infographic.

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America’s Essential Hospitals encourages CMS to improve transparency, risk adjust, and reduce regulatory burden for essential hospitals.

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America’s Essential Hospitals has established this page of cybersecurity resources on preventing and responding to information technology attacks.

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The committee’s intentions remain unclear; we recommend essential hospitals prepare to publicly describe what auditors found and corrective actions taken.

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The error affects the 2015 and 2016 catheter-associated urinary tract infection predictive models; new models will be developed for affected facilities.

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The list includes reusable medical devices with the greatest risk of transmitting an infection or performing poorly if not properly reprocessed.

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CMS aims to eliminate or change outdated, costly, or inconsistent regulations for marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force outlines resources and the importance of cybersecurity to patient safety and continuity of operations.

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The webinar on June 28 will focus on the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program's Reducing Substance Use Disorders program area.

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States have until June 12 to complete an expression of interest form for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program track.

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The World Health Organization now groups antibiotics into three categories: Access, Watch, and Reserve, for drugs that should be used as a "last resort."

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The Vital Signs report notes ways to prevent the bacterial lung infection, which is fatal in 25 percent of people who contract it at a health care facility.

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The deadline for Medicare- and Medicaid-providers and suppliers to meet applicable requirements of the rule, including training and testing, is Nov. 15.

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Overall star ratings now will be released in October because of issues with data on three measures; hospitals can preview the ratings in July.

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CMS predicts nearly all clinicians in advanced alternative payment models in 2016 would qualify for a 2019 incentive payment for participating in 2017.

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The funds aim to increase the use of medication-assisted treatment, train first responders, and increase access to overdose reversal medications.

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The challenge asks organizations to share how they use the National Health Security Preparedness Index to advance health security and disaster preparedness.

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A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guide highlights technical resources for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program under MACRA.

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A white paper calls for a stop to impending cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and recommends modernizing existing DSH policy.

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This year, 77 U.S. cases of Candida auris have been reported; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is assisting health agencies in affected areas.

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The updates include guidance on reporting ransomware and note how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance can protect from an attack.

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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.