AHA updates inpatient payment calculators   10/04/2013
The AHA has updated its fiscal year 2014 calculators for the Medicare hospital value-based purchasing, readmissions reduction and Disproportionate Share Hospital programs to reflect technical corrections to the FY 2014 inpatient prospective payment system final rule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the correction notice yesterday. The AHA calculators help members estimate their payments or penalties from the programs under the rule.
Reminder: AHA members-only Town Hall webcast Tuesday   10/04/2013
Tune in for the next AHA members-only Town Hall Interactive webcast on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock, Executive Vice President Rick Pollack and Senior Vice President of Federal Relations Tom Nickels will provide an update on the latest developments from Washington, D.C. Hosted by AHA leaders, members-only Town Hall Interactive webcasts focus on advocacy and other important developments in the hospital and health care field. To participate in the 2013 webcasts, register here. For more information, call (800) 424-4301.
AONE announces 2014 president-elect   10/04/2013
The American Organization of Nurse Executives today named as its 2014 president-elect Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. As president-elect of the AONE Board of Directors, Burnes Bolton will serve as AONE president in 2015. A registered nurse with more than 40 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and administrator, Burnes Bolton has served as past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association, and as vice-chair for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing initiative at the Institute of Medicine. For more on the announcement, including other new board members, see the AONE news release. AONE is an AHA subsidiary.