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Jan 11, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
I have no doubt that Americans and people all over the world are looking forward to turning the page to a new year. The challenges the health care field encountered in 2020 due to the global pandemic have been intense both personally and professionally. But hope is growing for 2021 with the initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and much more to come. At a time when the country needs us most, hospitals and health care professionals continue to respond with excellence and compassion as we care for patients, families and communities.
Jan 11, 2021 by Patrice Weiss, M.D., by Beverly Philip, M.D.
Making everyone part of the solution and collaborations between clinical and hospital leadership is key to navigating the pandemic. In this first in a four-part series on lessons learned on the front lines, read about how teamwork at both Henry Ford Health System and Medisys Health Network accomplished greatness.
Jan 8, 2021
The AHA, through its Hospitals Against Violence initiative, encourages hospitals and health systems to educate and engage to #EndTrafficking.
Jan 8, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Tennessee’s request to have the state receive Medicaid funding through a block grant, which would give the state more authority to make changes to the Medicaid program.
Jan 8, 2021
Under a final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services must periodically assess each regulation to determine whether it has a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, and if so review the regulation to determine whether to retain, modify or eliminate it.
Jan 8, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance to help state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs use existing authorities and flexibilities to design programs, benefits and services to address social determinants of health.
Jan 8, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration alerted clinical laboratories and health care providers of its ongoing effort to monitor the potential molecular test impact resulting from SARS-CoV-2 mutations, including the B.1.1.7 variant that has emerged from the United Kingdom.
Jan 8, 2021
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today discussed public health issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts, during a virtual forum moderated by AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels.
Jan 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services formally renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration effective Jan. 21. The 90-day extension will help hospitals and health systems combat COVID-19 in their communities. 
Jan 8, 2021
Hospitals and health systems added 31,500 jobs in December, even as U.S. jobs overall declined by 140,000, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.