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Sep 26, 2022
A coalition of organizations, including the AHA, urge the Department of Health and Human Services to consider postponing for one year the Oct. 6 deadline for health care providers to begin sharing all electronic protected health information in a designated record set, as defined under HIPAA, to…
Sep 26, 2022
AHA thanks Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., for introducing a House companion to the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act (S.3904/H.R.8806),
Sep 26, 2022
Recently, the hospital leadership team of Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark., made the “heart-wrenching decision” to close a rural health clinic that the hospital had operated for 25 years.
Sep 23, 2022
AHA urges the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to deny the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to modify a court order requiring it to completely eliminate the remaining 19,802 Medicare appeals backlogged at the Administration Law Judge level. HHS now contends that it…
Sep 23, 2022
In medical care, prior authorization was originally intended to ensure patients received appropriate care that was in line with tested methodologies. Today, “prior authorization” has become a dreaded term…often signaling delayed care and undue financial burdens posed to patients and care providers…
Sep 22, 2022
On September 22, 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) (AA22-265A) as operational technology/industrial control system (OT/ICS) assets that operate, control, and monitor day-to-day…
Sep 21, 2022
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are releasing this joint Cybersecurity Advisory to provide information on recent cyber operations against the Government of Albania in July and September.
Sep 21, 2022
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should reject the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to devise on its own timeline a remedy for its 2018 and 2019 underpayments to 340B hospitals, with no limitations and no oversight by the court, AHA told the D.C. court today. 
Sep 21, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our health care teams with many suffering from stress, trauma, burnout and increased behavioral health challenges.