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Open Payments 2016 review and dispute period ends May 15

The American Hospital Association (AHA) says physicians and teaching hospitals may review and dispute 2016 payments reported to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments program through May 15.

AHA Annual Meeting and congressional visits

A delegation of our members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to attend the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and to meet with members of the South Dakota congressional delegation.

AHCA amendment gives repeal-and-replace legislation new life

A new amendment to a Republican bill aimed at repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has given the legislation new life. The amendment offered by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-New Jersey) appears to have won support from members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, but it’s unclear how moderate Republicans will react to the changes and whether the bill can garner the 216 votes needed for House passage.

CMS revisiting guidance on “shared space” arrangements

In many South Dakota communities, hospitals have developed “shared space” arrangements with other providers, such as visiting specialists, to ensure access to care. These...

AHA releases an updated community health assessment toolkit

The American Hospital Association (AHA), through its Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI), has updated its community health assessment toolkit. The toolkit offers a...

AHA resources on ACA repeal/replace

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created a special web page of resources related to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

AHA Annual Survey underway

The online 2016 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey is now open for data submission. Packets (see letter) were mailed to hospital administrators in...

CMS awards $100M to help small practices implement Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 11 organizations about $20 million for the first year of a five-year program to...

AHA replay of Town Hall Webcast on Medicaid available online

SDAHO members who missed Tuesday's American Hospital Association (AHA) Town Hall Webcast on Medicaid can find the recording online. Replays of Town Hall meetings can...

AHA: Federal court blocks Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued an order blocking the proposed acquisition of Cigna by Anthem, which would have...