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Register for Spring Policy Assembly!
Join us March 8-9, in Washington, DC, at our spring Policy Assembly as we demonstrate our commitment to ensuring access to care and ask policymakers to support our work to improve health care quality for all patients.

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Register Now for VITAL2016!
The relentless tide of change in hospital policy and practice demands industry education that keeps pace. Get the answers you need at VITAL2016, America's Essential Hospitals' annual conference, June 15-17, in Boston.

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Essential hospitals, key providers of public health and emergency preparedness services, stand ready to support the nation's response to the spreading Zika virus. Find resources from the CDC and other experts here.

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Near or far away from the big game, essential hospitals stand ready to treat Super Bowl fans.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports America's Essential Hospitals work to survey member hospitals about programs to improve population health and to build a road map for nationwide adoption of successful programs.

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Webcasts, co-hosted by HRSA OPA and pharmacist association, will focus on helping covered entities identify steps needed to develop and maintain comprehensive 340B policies and procedures in an auditable manner.

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House, Senate panels to examine rising cost of drugs, lack of transparency in the drug price negotiation process, and barriers to generic drug applications.

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The new FAQ clarify that site neutral law won't impact PO modifier requirements. PO modifiers must be included on claims as of Jan. 1 for all services and items furnished in off-campus, provider-based departments.

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Now-voluntary OAS CAHPS will measure patient experience of care in Medicare-certified hospital outpatient departments and ASCs. The first public reporting of data is not expected until 2018.

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CDC recommends screening pregnant women returning from high-infection areas if they show symptoms of virus or have related fetal complications. The virus was first identified in Brazil in May 2015 and has spread to 23 countries throughout the Americas.

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The guide focuses on reducing readmissions for racial and ethnic minority groups and is part of the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.

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New, streamlined process requires less information from hospitals for application; deadline to apply is April 1.

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Association thanks commission for "thoughtful and sobering analysis" of disproportionate share hospital funding, agrees with recommendation for better targeting.

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Collected data to help inform advocacy on disproportionate share hospital payments and other funding support

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Detroit hospital among first in nation to deploy state-of-the-art BrightMatter brain surgery technology, which will make possible operations that previously were too risky to perform.

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As Jan. 31 open enrollment deadline looms, association spreads the word about ACA coverage options and tools to assess coverage needs and cost.

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National Academies of Sciences Feb. 4 round table in Washington, DC, will explore population health in the context of racial and ethnic disparities and health equity.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health advisory for the growing number of hemodialysis patients who are acquiring hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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Senate Judiciary examines heroin and prescription drug abuse; Winter Storm Jonas delays scheduled House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on Medicaid FMAP

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Previews of reports, to be published online in April, available now through QualityNet Secure Portal; final methodology includes 60 measures from inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs.

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World Health Organization declares end of epidemic in West Africa, but says to expect small flare-ups due to persistence of virus after patient recovery.

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America's Essential Hospitals and two members systems host congressional staff for round-table discussions about how proposed 340B Drug Pricing Program guidance threatens vulnerable patients and essential hospitals.

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America's Essential Hospitals initiative supports hospital's development of an electronic referral, or eReferral, program to connect vulnerable patients to much-needed specialty services.

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Agency collaborates with CMS to offer technical assistance to hospitals working on quality improvement projects for children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Covered entities are no longer required to post a public letter to the HRSA website if 340B audit findings result in potential repayment. Instead, HRSA will publish notices with covered entity contact information.

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Comments urge CCIIO to require that ACA marketplace plans include willing essential community provider (ECP) hospitals and ensure payment rates support access to care.

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First of five consensus reports from National Academy of Medicine (NAM) ad hoc committee identifies social risk factors for Medicare payment and quality programs, and the measures they can impact.

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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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