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Leadership Summit on State Medicaid Waivers
Join us Sept. 21, in Chicago, for a one-day summit on navigating delivery system transformation. Participants will examine the fundamentals of Medicaid waivers and discover how to maximize waiver projects, collaboratives, and outcomes.

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Pioneer and MSSP ACOs showed improvement in at least 27 of 33 quality measures in last reporting period. More than 420 Medicare ACOs have been established, coordinating care for more than 7.8 million patients.

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Just added: CDC clarifies guidance on personal protective equipment for confirmed or suspected Ebola cases

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Omnibus guidance proposes an expanded list of six requirements for an individual to be considered a patient of a 340B covered entity.

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New ASPR toolkit helps providers address the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their disaster response preplanning and recovery.

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The recent passing of a 9/11 survivor is an important reminder of the need for health care outreach and discussion

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According to a study, 10 states had a high prevalence of networks that were considered narrow in their health insurance marketplaces, while 12 states did not offer any plans with narrow networks.

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The program will be re-evaluated, as changes to quality measures, including the transition to eCQMs and movement away from chart-based measures, has made it difficult to compare hospitals and identify top performers.

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With a grant from the American Medical Association, UCSF is modernizing medical education with an innovative new curriculum focused more on the patient experience.

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Comments call on CMS to ensure ratings are meaningful and accurate, avoid consumer confusion, and reflect vulnerable patients' socioeconomic and demographic circumstances.

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Event, open to all providers, will focus on coordinating efforts in the fight against the increasing number of potentially life-threatening germs that resist drugs created to treat them.

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Failure to recertify will result in removal from the 340B program. Authorizing officials from all hospitals should have already received an email with information needed to recertify from the Office of Pharmacy Affairs.

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RACs will not conduct postpayment reviews of patient status for Medicare claims with an inpatient admission between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015.

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Extension to Aug. 28 applies only to quality reporting on health care-associated infections (HAIs), not clinical data submissions through QualityNet.

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America's Essential Hospitals joins other associations in calling for final action on a 90-day reporting period for 2015, but warns that the delay in a final rule has made other requirements impossible to achieve.

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Agency resource, in preparation for Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10, can help providers determine how to accurately report codes.

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NOTICE Act seeks to educate patients about impact of observation status, including on cost-sharing and skilled nursing facility eligibility.

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Institute researcher discusses the popular and up-and-coming movements in delivery system transformation and alternative payment models.

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The youth empowerment project is one of many local safety initiatives run by Parkland Health & Hospital System’s Injury Prevention Center.

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The hospital-related NOTICE Act was sent to the president last week. An ACA repeal vote remains likely for fall along with the potential for a government shutdown.

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Rule includes a net increase in IPPS payment rates of 0.9 percent, Medicare DSH cuts of $1.2 billion in FY 2016, and updates to the HAC Reduction, Hospital VBP, IQR, and EHR Incentive programs.

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Updated guidance clarifies what codes will be accepted by CMS during one-year grace period, including examples of a code family.

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Vital Signs report recommends collaboration between public health departments and health care facilities to stop antibiotic resistance, promote infection control.

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Nearly 200, including America's Essential Hospitals, sign Partnership for Medicaid letter to the president and Congress praising Medicaid on the program's 50th anniversary.

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Hospitals in the overall quality rating system dry run can provide feedback until Aug. 17 and weigh in during the Aug. 13 call.

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Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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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

Learn more about the name change »