Advisory

Jul 11, 2018
On June 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it had postponed the July update of Hospital Overall Star Ratings on its Hospital Compare website.
Jul 3, 2018
On June 6, President Trump signed into law the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018, (S. 2372), known as the VA MISSION Act. This bipartisan legislation consolidated the Department of Veterans Affairs' community care programs into one permanent…
May 31, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 27 issued a proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 26. Key takeaways from the rule follow in the Advisory…
May 24, 2018
On May 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its fiscal year (FY) 2019 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by June 26. The final rule will be published around Aug.…
May 23, 2018
On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the FY 2019 proposed rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system. The AHA Regulatory Advisory below offers a detailed summary of the proposed rule.
May 23, 2018
On May 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the FY 2019 proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system. The AHA Regulatory Advisory offers a detailed summary of the proposed rule.
May 16, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 24 released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 proposed rule for the hospital inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS). The rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), LTCHs and PPS…
May 3, 2018
AHA Regulatory Advisory: NFPA Releases Standard for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program That May Affect Hospitals The National Fire Protection Association has published NFPA 3000: Standards for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. The new standard provides communities with a tool to develop a coordinated response to community active shooter and hostile events.  
Apr 5, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included an agreement for Congress to spend a total of $6 billion in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to address the opioid epidemic.
Mar 5, 2018
Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) will be March 11-17. Once again, this celebration is sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), which began working together with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) last year.