CMS announces stakeholder calls on Health Insurance Marketplaces   09/09/2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today began its last series of quarterly calls with stakeholders in each state with a Federally-facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace (health insurance exchange). The calls will provide an update on implementation of the marketplace and opportunity for feedback. CMS encourages individuals and organizations that will interact with and use the Marketplace to participate.
AONE survey reveals nurse leader salary, compensation trends   09/09/2013
The average nurse leader has six years of nursing leadership experience, works full-time in an acute-care facility, holds a master’s degree and executive or management title, and earns between $100,000 and $130,000 annually, according to survey findings released by the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives subsidiary. About two-thirds of the more than 4,600 survey respondents work for acute-care hospitals, 13% for an academic institution and 7% in the corporate office of a health care system. Three-fourths of respondents hold a title of director (32%), manager (26%) or chief nursing officer/chief nursing executive (17%). Senior-level positions are more likely to include respondents who have been in nursing leadership for more than 10 years. The majority of survey respondents earn between $80,000 and $160,000 per year, while 14% earn less and 18% earn more.
AHA honors health care environmental services professionals   09/09/2013
Hospitals and other health care facilities are celebrating National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week, sponsored annually by the AHA’s Association for the Healthcare Environment. “As a former health system executive, I have a deep appreciation for the important role of environmental services to the overall health care delivery process,” said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock in a video message to AHE members. “…We honor all the men and women of environmental services who spend countless hours leading teams, monitoring performance, preventing infection, maintaining sustainable buildings, lending a helping hand and working tirelessly to ensure that our health care facilities are among the best in the world.” AHE will commemorate the week with daily complimentary webinars for its members. For more on the week’s activities, visit www.ahe.org. AHE, an AHA personal membership group, serves 2,000 directors and managers caring for the health care environment in hospitals and other settings.
National Depression Screening Day set for Oct. 10   09/09/2013
Screening for Mental Health Inc. invites hospitals and other community-based organizations to participate Oct. 10 in National Depression Screening Day, an annual event to raise awareness and screen people for depression and anxiety disorders. For more information, visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org. AHA is a supporter of the annual event.