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Making Progress on Regulatory Relief

By Rick Pollack
October 27, 2017

The sheer volume of regulations on the books and the scope of change required in meeting them are outstripping the hospital field’s ability to absorb them. Fortunately, there has been growing recognition of this fact from the Administration and those on Capitol Hill, along with some measurable progress.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in particular has recently provided important relief to the field, like implementing a 12-month moratorium on the outdated... read more

Tags: regulation, administrative simplification

Outdated Regs Impede Care Transformation

By Rick Pollack
July 15, 2016

Every day hospitals and health systems seek to provide the best care for each and every patient. But a growing list of regulatory barriers hampers their efforts to transform and improve care. Improving the coordination of patient care is a prime example. Last week, we released a report as part of the AHA’s on-going campaign seeking regulatory relief for hospitals and health systems. It highlights how outdated fraud and abuse regulations created under the Stark and Anti-Kickback... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: regulation, administrative simplification, self-referral, clinical integration, antitrust

Addressing Violence to Achieve our Vision

By Rick Pollack
July 8, 2016

This has been a very disturbing and emotional week for our country. We know full well that there are racial disparities in our health care system and we are working hard to address them. Further, we know that there are racial disparities in our criminal justice system and we see them taking place. But we also know that the overwhelmingly vast majority of police officers do their jobs very well and – day in and day out – put their lives on the line to protect every one of us and... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Behavioral health, administrative simplification



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