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The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a roadmap and other resources to help organizations develop residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to address physician shortages in rural communities. For more on the Rural Residency Planning and Development Program, visit the program’s technical assistance center. 
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The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host its 32 annual Quest for Excellence Conference April 12-15. The virtual conference will recognize the 2019 and 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients, and leaders from those organizations, as well as past award recipients, will present at various sessions
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Noncommercial use of original content on www.aha.org is granted to AHA Institutional Members, their employees and State, Regional and Metro Hospital Associations unless otherwise indicated. AHA does not claim ownership of any content, including content incorporated by permission into AHA produced materials, created by any third party and cannot grant permission to use, distribute or
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The Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model will not seek applications from accountable care organizations until next spring, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. The two-track payment model, announced last year, will test whether upfront investments, predictable capitated payments, and operational and regulatory flexibilities improve rural health care access and quality
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last month extended to April 1 the deadline for eligible hospitals to submit calendar year 2020 electronic clinical quality measures to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. The agency also extended to April 1 the deadline to attest to the interoperability program’s other
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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative today kicked off the latest convening in a series of events focused on hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to identify and prevent human trafficking. The series is part of ongoing efforts — in conjunction with Jones Day law firm and HEAL Trafficking — to provide resources to health care
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2021 marks year three of the AHA Physician Alliance, created to help hospital and health systems better engage and partner with physician leadership and to strengthen that voice in the American Hospital Association’s  policy efforts. Events over the past year have underscored the urgency and importance of this work. It’s also highlighted the need for
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In this episode of Leadership Rounds, I talk with Alvin Hoover, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Miss., who is serving on the front lines of rural health care.    Our conversation covers how KDMC, an independent rural hospital with about 75% of its patients covered by either Medicare or Medicaid, has responded
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Health care and behavioral health care systems can apply through April 19 for grants to screen children and/or adults in primary care and community health settings to screen for substance use disorders, implement brief interventions and refer for treatment services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced last week.  The agency expects to
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Throughout the pandemic, innovative partnerships have helped hospitals and health systems ensure ongoing care for patients, health care workers and their communities.  In this blog, Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives, shares hospitals’ success stories that have shone brightly at every phase of this public health emergency. Plus, she announces an opportunity for
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