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The American Hospital Association has expressed concern over elements of the proposed rule for Stage 2 meaningful use, stating the rules "would stand in the way of a successful program to support widespread adoption by all hospitals."
Congress will vote today on a House Republican bill that would strike and soften restrictions against physician-owned hospitals, according to a New York Times report.
Physicians and other eligible professionals for the Medicare electronic health record incentive program have until Oct. 3 to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year 2011, according to a reminder by the American Hospital Association in an AHA News Now report.
The following leaders of national healthcare trade associations, representing key healthcare constituencies, had a crucial role in shaping the healthcare reform law. Here are summaries of what each did on behalf of their members, how the law will affect their sector and each leader's 2008 compensation, where applicable.
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The House of Representatives on Sunday passed on a vote of 219-212 the same version of the health reform bill the U.S. Senate passed in Dec. 2009, opening the way for full enactment of the bill, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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The American Hospital Association is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's False Claims Act decision, saying it would encourage dubious lawsuits, according to a report by AHA News Now.
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