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Medicare Inpatient PPS: The Proposed Rule for FY 2017

May 13, 2016

CMS published its fiscal year (FY) 2017 proposed rule for the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) and long-term care prospective payment systems on April 18. Major provisions are described in this advisory. Learn More

AHA before House Ways & Means Subcommittee: Implementation of MACRA

May 11, 2016

AHA's testimony on the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. The implementation of MACRA will have a significant impact not only on physicians, but also on the hospitals with whom they partner. Learn More

Health orgs to House leaders: Amending privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to address opioid crisis

May 10, 2016

Letter to House leadership on the importance of amending the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) to fully address the opioid crisis. Without access to a patient's entire medical record, including addiction records, providers and organizations are limited in their ability to coordinate care. Learn More

Medicare Advantage (MA) and the overlap with Aetna/Humana transactions

May 02, 2016

Letter to HHS' assistant secretary for planning and evaluation Richard Frank regarding an analysis commissioned by AHA that found nearly 400 counties where the anticompetitive effects of Aetna's purchase couldn't be counteracted by divestitures. Learn More

CMS Issues Inpatient PPS (IPPS) Proposed Rule for FY 2017

April 19, 2016

CMS April 18 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital PPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2017. Learn More

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