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News - Bio-Electronics and Mazree Spring Cleaning

Bio-Electronics and Mazree Spring Cleaning

February 20, 2024

Mazree, in collaboration with Bio-Electronics, is thrilled to bring you an incredible opportunity with our Spring Cleaning initiative in Nebraska. This isn't just about decluttering your facility of surplus and unused medical equipment – it's a chance to effortlessly boost your facility's budget. You simply identify the surplus equipment in your facility, and that's almost all you have to do. Mazree takes over from there – we'll pick up the equipment and handle the sale. The best part? You receive a check for these assets. It’s like getting paid for something you no longer need or use!

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News - Children's Nebraska president and CEO, Chandra Chacon, elected to Children's Hospital Association 2024 board of trustees

Children's Nebraska president and CEO, Chandra Chacon, elected to Children's Hospital Association 2024 board of trustees

February 20, 2024

Chanda Chacón, MPH, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Nebraska, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. As the national voice of more than 220 children's hospitals, CHA brings children's hospitals and health systems together to champion policies, practices and performance improvements that enable children's hospitals to better serve children and families. To read more, click here.

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News - Plan to get $1 billion boost in federal support for Nebraska hospitals advances

Plan to get $1 billion boost in federal support for Nebraska hospitals advances

February 19, 2024

LINCOLN — Nebraska could get more than $1 billion of federal money to boost Medicaid rates for hospitals and other health care providers under a bill that won easy first-round approval in the Legislature Thursday. The only controversy about Legislative Bill 1087, the Hospital Quality Assurance and Access Assessment Act, was whether to put a sunset date on the program. State Sen. Mike Jacobson of North Platte, who introduced the bill, said Gov. Jim Pillen had insisted that the program expire on Dec. 31, 2026. Such expiration dates are often used to force lawmakers to review programs and decide whether they are worth keeping.

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News - Nebraska high school students meet with state senators for legislative day

Nebraska high school students meet with state senators for legislative day

February 12, 2024

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Organizations like Future Business Leaders of America and HOSA-Future Health Professionals were recognized at the Capitol on Tuesday. Future business leaders and future health professionals spoke to Nebraska senators, to discuss why the state should get involved to make sure Career and Technical Student Organizations receive more funding.

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News - Nebraska hospital leaders testify on LB1087

Nebraska hospital leaders testify on LB1087

February 12, 2024

Several Nebraska hospital leaders testified before the Health and Human Services Committee on LB1087 - the Hospital Quality Assurance and Access Assessment Act. Thanks to Mel McNea (Regional West, Scottsbluff), Manny Banner (Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, Blair), Ryan Larsen (Community Medical Center, Falls City), and Pat Connell (Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha) for their testimonies. Special thanks to Senator Jacobson (North Platte) for sponsoring this important bill.

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News - Nebraska Medicaid program provider update

Nebraska Medicaid program provider update

February 12, 2024

Through the hard work of our members, NHA was able to help pass LB 227, which provides hospitals a per diem rate for patients who no longer meet hospital level of care and are unable to be appropriately discharged to a hospital. NHA remains happy to serve our hospital's needs.

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News - 'Exceed our expectations': agreement between two Omaha health organizations frees bed space at hospital

'Exceed our expectations': agreement between two Omaha health organizations frees bed space at hospital

January 19, 2024

A partnership to free up hospital beds brought Nebraska Medicine and the Douglas County Health Center together. The health center is taking long-term care patients, so the Med Center has beds for those who need more intense care.

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News - Creative thinking needed to save rural hospitals

Creative thinking needed to save rural hospitals

January 19, 2024

Over the last 15 years, approximately 150 rural hospitals have closed nationwide. What does it mean? Are these facilities obsolete, or no longer needed? Maybe in a few places, but in the vast majority of communities they provide critically important services.

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News - CMS finalizes rule to expand access to health information; improve the prior authorization process

CMS finalizes rule to expand access to health information; improve the prior authorization process

January 19, 2024

The final rule modernizes the health care system and reduces patient and provider burden by streamlining the prior authorization process.

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