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The relentless tide of change in hospital policy and practice demands industry education that keeps pace. Get the answers you need at VITAL2015, America's Essential Hospitals' annual conference, June 24-26, in San Diego.

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We are pleased to see that this amendment was not included in the Cures package and look forward to working with lawmakers to strengthen the 340B program in the future.

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We look forward to working with the committee and others in Congress as they seek to strengthen this valuable program and provide other support for those in need.

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Association urges committee to reject inclusion of 340B program changes in 21st Century Cures bill

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It remains unclear what 340B Drug Pricing Program provisions could be included in the legislation.

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AHRQ-funded study shows heart disease drives readmissions overall, while orthopedic conditions drive readmissions to the same hospital. Original admission from the ED also drives same-hospital readmissions.

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The Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote on 21st Century Cures Wednesday, possibly including an amendment that would make changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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Calls for HHS to establish specific criteria for approval, document how programs will address the health of low-income populations, and ensure federal funding is not duplicated.

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May 29 webinar will focus on quality reporting program proposals, impact of changes to HAC Reduction Program and Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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America's Essential Hospitals is pleased that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is working collaboratively with stakeholders on the proposal.

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The call will provide an overview of the materials required for applying to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and lessons learned from previous program year application periods. Notices of intent due May 29, applications due July 31.

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AHRQ offers an online toolkit, including accredited webinars and in-person workshops, to help clinicians implement its five-step SHARED approach to working with patients to make ideal care decisions.

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Deadline for July end-to-end testing extended to May 22, acknowledgement testing June 1 to June 4, and a call for billing staff, coders, and clinicians June 18. Videos have also been published to the CMS website.

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Interactive tool uses health literacy principles and multimodal, team-based approach to prevent opioid-related adverse drug events

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GAO found that CMS lacks adequate data to conduct provider-level oversight of Medicaid payments to ensure payments are used for Medicaid patients in an economical and efficient manner.

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House votes on defense and late-term abortions, while the Senate votes on the trade bill, faces pharma pressure on biologics. Health committees review 21st Century Cures and Medicare patients' chronic conditions.

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The study found that 5 percent of Medicaid-only enrollees consistently accounted for almost half of the total expenditures.

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Tool supports collaboration between hospitals, other stakeholders to improve community health

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The model saved $384 million over a two-year time period and is the first alternative payment pilot to meet criteria for expansion to additional sites.

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Honoring school nurses for National Nurses Week - showing how they provide value to the community.

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The Senate takes up the House-passed budget resolution. Both the House and Senate are focused on medical innovation as the next major health push.

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The updates are for 2016 pay-for-performance programs to improve alignment with the latest clinical guidelines.

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The national provider call will cover alignment and goals for a number of Medicare pay-for-performance programs, including the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

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The meeting is open to the public and will cover GME structure, reform, and financing.

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IOM recommended a set of 15 core measures to be used across federal quality reporting programs to reduce the administrative reporting burden, allow for nationwide comparisons, and more.

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Socioeconomic inequalities at root of civil unrest in Baltimore and similar incidents over the past year

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, is the only national association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education for hospital leadership.

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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