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The American Hospital Association is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to take a hard look at Anthem’s planned $48.4 billion purchase of Cigna.

 
 - DOJ
AHA implores feds to put Anthem-Cigna through the wringer

The American Hospital Association is urging the U.S. Department of Justice to take a hard look at Anthem’s planned $48.4 billion purchase of Cigna.

 - reimbursement
AHA executive calls SGR system “terribly flawed” and proposes new payment system

If Congress does not act in the coming weeks, physician payments for treating Medicare patients will decrease by 21 percent on April 1.

 - U.S. Congress
AHA seeks changes in House bill to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare

The American Hospital Association (AHA) this week submitted comments to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health about the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA), a bill that seeks to save the government money by making it harder to successfully defraud the system.

 - CMS to Mount End-to-end ICD-10 Testing for Some Providers
AHA/HRET hospital engagement network says it saved $1.3 billion over 2 years

One of the nation’s largest hospital engagement networks (HENs) is the more than 1,500-member HEN operated by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). In its first 28 months of operation, it says it saved more than $1.3 billion by reducing the incidence of preventable harm, readmissions and infections, as well as the incidence of early elective deliveries.