There's a New Bipartisan Budget & Most Healthcare Organizations are Happy

Feb 16, 2018 at 12:02 am by Staff

After a brief shutdown lasting just a few hours, Congress passed a major budget deal in the wee hours of the morning of Friday, Feb. 9, and sent the measure to the White House.... Read More

AHA Supportive of Bill Addressing Community Rights to Set Smoking Policy

Feb 14, 2018 at 12:02 am by Staff

Preemption Repeal a Breath of Fresh Air for Tennessee: During Heart Month, Support Grows for Smoke-free Public Spaces Nashville, Feb. 8, 2018 - The fate of local smoking ord.... Read More

Healthcare Collaboration

Feb 13, 2018 at 04:50 pm by Staff

Stakeholders Sign On for Simplification Not every major action takes an act of legislation. Last month, a number of major health associations and payer organizations released.... Read More

DOJ Signals New Approach to Frivolous Qui Tam Actions

Feb 07, 2018 at 02:51 pm by Staff

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently made a surprising announcement that it may begin seeking dismissal of meritless qui tam cases brought under the False Claims Act. This.... Read More

2018 Legislative Session Brings Opportunities, Challenges for Hospitals

Feb 07, 2018 at 02:51 pm by Staff

Since the Tennessee General Assembly reconvened on Jan. 9, a steady stream of new legislation has been filed, with dozens more bills expected before the Feb. 1 deadline. Among.... Read More

Doctors Aim for Another Big Year on Capitol Hill

Feb 07, 2018 at 02:51 pm by Staff

The 2018 legislative session is in full swing, and the Tennessee Medical Association looks to follow a banner year in 2017 with another round of successful advocacy in the Ten.... Read More

CDC Director Resigns

Feb 05, 2018 at 12:02 am by Staff

January 31, 2018 ... On Wednesday morning, news became widely reported of a shakeup at the top of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Department of Health &.... Read More

Judge Rules Against AHA on 340B Cuts

Jan 05, 2018 at 12:01 am by Staff

As 2017 wound down, a federal judge ruled the timing wasn't right for the American Hospital Association's lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The.... Read More

New Suicide Reconsideration Law Addresses Opioid Crisis

Dec 22, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

The opioid abuse epidemic in Tennessee is tragically leaving Tennessee medical examiners with a tough call in determining manner of death. Did the deceased choose to end his/h.... Read More

Hospital Groups File Lawsuit To Stop Significant Payment Cuts For 340B Hospitals

Nov 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Staff

Today, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and America's Essential Hospitals filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Departme.... Read More