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Legislation to Delay Medicare Sequestration Signed by President

President Joe Biden has signed legislation that will delay a 2% across-the-board cut in Medicare payments for the rest of calendar year 2021.  The bill was passed Tuesday night by the U.S. House of Representatives, having been passed by the Senate in March. 

CHA had been advocating for the delay in communications to the Connecticut congressional delegation.  The measure represents another piece of relief from the financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The planned cuts were part of an automatic annual budget cut that took effect in 2013, which Congress paused last year in response to the pandemic.


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AHA Teams up with the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC) on Cyber Threats

AHA and the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC), a non-profit member organization for sharing cyber threat intelligence and best practices, released a joint white paper this week to help senior healthcare leaders understand and respond to certain cyber risks to their enterprise networks.  The paper also presents an analysis of characteristics that allowed the SolarWinds Orion performance-monitoring platform to access multiple public and private networks.


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Healthcare Workers Invited to Share Their Inspirations for National Hospital Week Song

As National Hospital Week (May 9-15) approaches, with the theme Inspiring Hope through Healing, the AHA plans to honor the entire healthcare community for all of their work.  AHA is collaborating with Musicians on Call to produce an original song and video inspired by the words of healthcare workers.  To contribute to these and other efforts during National Hospital Week, AHA invites healthcare workers to share online or via social media with the tag #hospitalweek what has inspired them throughout the pandemic.  AHA will share these responses both through the song, video, and other activities during National Hospital Week.  Click here to share your thoughts and get involved.


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