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AHA Special Bulletin: October 31, 2008

October 31, 2008

On October 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two final regulations - the calendar year (CY) 2009 outpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system final rule and the CY 2009 physician fee schedule final rule. Highlights of the rules follow. Learn More

AHA Special Bulletin: September 29, 2008

September 29, 2008

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released final wage index, standardized amount, and other data for the inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2009. Learn More

AHA Special Bulletin: August 5, 2008

August 05, 2008

Strong advocacy efforts by hospital leaders led to major victories on Capitol Hill this year. Together with our state, metropolitan and regional association partners and you, we quashed the Administration's budget proposals to cut Medicare and Medicaid funding by nearly $200 billion over five years; blocked implementation of six harmful Medicaid rules; prevented cuts to Medicare funding by blocking legislative action on the "45% trigger" and secured legislation allowing Federal Home Loan Banks to issue letters of credit on hospital and other tax-exempt bonds. Learn More

AHA Special Bulletin: August 1, 2008

August 01, 2008

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2009. The policies and payment rates included in this rule become effective October 1. Learn More

AHA Special Bulletin: July 31, 2008

July 31, 2008

Thanks once again to your advocacy, 210 members of the House are on record as opposing the capital indirect medical education (IME) cut. A letter sponsored by Representatives Jim Marshall (D-GA) and Peter King (R-NY) was sent to CMS Acting Administrator Kerry Weems earlier this week Learn More

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