LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-
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Brian A. Nester, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., first considered a value-based healthcare system in…

LVHN Endures Short-Term Losses for Long-Term …
HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation and Progress
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In 1979, Richard Merkin, MD, founded the organization that would eventually become Heritage Provider Network.

In its earliest days, HPN lacked the financial and human capital to provide traditional solutions to…

HPN Leads the Nation in Healthcare Innovation…
MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh Start
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In 2007, the historic King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., closed, after years of persistent and unresolvable quality and patient safety problems.

King Drew had originally been founded by…

MLKCH Opens with a Fresh Culture and a Fresh …
Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing Marketplace
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Hospitals and physicians aren’t the only ones that have spent the past few years adjusting to the Affordable Care Act. Payers have also had to change up their systems and…

Ameritas Keeps Pace with Constantly Changing …
Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LIJ to Improve Care Continuum for Patients
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Dr. Jonathan Mawere has been with Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) in Woodside, N.Y., in various capacities since 1999.

Founded in 1995, QBECF is a 280-bed, state-of-the-art nursing facility that…

Queens Boulevard Partners with North Shore-LI…
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AHA testifies at Senate hearing on cyber threats amid pandemic

AHA testifies at Senate hearing on cyber threats amid pandemic tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today held a hearing on defending communities from cyber threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Testifying at the hearing, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, said the pandemic has led to […]

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HHS urged to increase staffing flexibilities for providers’ COVID-19 response

HHS urged to increase staffing flexibilities for providers’ COVID-19 response tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services should provide greater flexibility around health care staffing, provider resource allocation and accessibility to care, the AHA said today in a letter to the agency. The letter outlines actions the Centers for Medicare & […]

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AHA report calls for national relief from burdensome health plan practices

AHA report calls for national relief from burdensome health plan practices tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 Commercial health plans are using prior authorization and payment delays and denials to make it more difficult for some Americans to access the care they need, creating an extensive approval process that wastes billions of dollars and contributes to clinician […]

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CDC advisors issue COVID-19 vaccine initial phase recommendations

CDC advisors issue COVID-19 vaccine initial phase recommendations tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 An independent advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended health care personnel and long-term care facility residents receive vaccinations against COVID-19 in the program’s initial phase. Based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations, 24 million Americans […]

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Bill would extend Medicare sequester relief through COVID-19 emergency

Bill would extend Medicare sequester relief through COVID-19 emergency tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 Reps. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., and David McKinley, R-W.Va., today introduced the Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act, AHA-supported legislation that would extend the moratorium on the Medicare sequester cuts through the COVID-19 pandemic. The previously passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act […]

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CDC announces shorter quarantine options for people exposed to COVID-19 virus

CDC announces shorter quarantine options for people exposed to COVID-19 virus tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced shorter quarantine options based on local circumstances and resources, for people exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Under the new options, individuals exposed to the COVID-19 virus may end the recommended 14-day […]

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AHA launches COVID-19 Snapshot for Capitol Hill staff, highlights dire circumstances facing hospitals and health

AHA launches COVID-19 Snapshot for Capitol Hill staff, highlights dire circumstances facing hospitals and health tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 The AHA today launched a new periodic report to convey to congressional staff hospitals’ and health systems’ desperate need for a new COVID-19 relief package. COVID-19 Snapshot combines important data points with news articles and testimonials […]

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CMS issues hospital outpatient/ASC final rule, maintains 340B cuts

CMS issues hospital outpatient/ASC final rule, maintains 340B cuts tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released the calendar year 2021 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center final rule.  The rule updates OPPS rates by 2.4% in CY 2021 compared to CY 2020, which includes a 2.4% market basket update […]

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AHA podcast: Connecting hospitals with PPE

AHA podcast: Connecting hospitals with PPE tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 AHA speaks with two companies using the HealthEquip app to connect individuals and organizations with personal protective equipment to hospitals that need it through AHA’s 100 Million Mask Challenge. Listen here. Audio/Podcasts Headline AHA podcast: Connecting hospitals with PPE tjordan_drupal Dec 2, 2020 AHA speaks […]

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Vaccinating long-term care residents, staff for COVID-19 comes with challenges

Despite a federal recommendation that long-term care residents and staff should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, there will be some challenges, experts say. Despite a federal recommendation that long-term care residents and staff should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, there will be some challenges, experts say.

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