The American Hospital Association (AHA) is lending its support to a bill to change the merger review process at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), eliminating the agency’s ability to challenge proposed combinations without going to court.

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Tom Nickels, the AHA's executive vice president of government relations, speaking at the 2018 ACHE Congress in Chicago

May 18, 2018 | Policy
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is lending its support to a bill to change the merger review process at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), eliminating the agency’s ability to challenge proposed combinations without going to court.
Apr 06, 2018 | Policy, Apr 06, 2018 | Quality
At the April meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the panel voted to recommend a 30 percent cut to payment rates for standalone emergency departments (EDs) and indicated it may suggest action on hospital quality reporting later this year.
Feb 23, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
In 2015, then-HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced an ambitious goal for half of all Medicare payments to be tied to value-based care models by the end of 2018—but that’s not a priority for the agency under President Donald Trump, a CMS spokesperson told the Washington Post.
Jan 29, 2018 | Leadership
HHS again has a permanent leader as former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar was sworn in as the department’s secretary on Jan. 29—four months to the day after his predecessor, Tom Price, MD, resigned over his use of publicly-funded charter flights.
Jan 12, 2018 | Policy
Major healthcare associations had a decidedly mixed reaction to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommending to Congress that the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) be eliminated, with some stakeholders saying such a major change would be premature less than three years after the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed.
Jun 16, 2017 | Care Delivery
Health systems have appeared eager to partner with medical schools on preparing medical school students for the value-based care world in which they’ll be practicing, though some educators are worried about being lost in that transition.