The AHA Board of Trustees today approved a policy statement that strongly urges the vaccination of all health care personnel. The AHA also supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how mandatory…
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
On June 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2022 proposed rule for the home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS). Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by Aug. 27.
Jul 16, 2021
The departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury, along with the Office of Personnel Management, July 1 released “Part 1” of regulations implementing the No Surprises Act.
Jul 7, 2021
Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability — known as PrintNightmare (CVE-2021-34527) — in the Windows Print spooler service.
Jul 2, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) June 21 published in the Federal Register an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for occupational exposure to COVID-19 that requires health care employers to take certain steps to protect their workers in settings where suspected or confirmed…
Jun 29, 2021
Member advisory provides tools and resources to navigate current blood supply shortage.
Jun 14, 2021
A soon-to-be-released study on hospital debt-collection practices is beginning to receive significant media attention, including an article posted this morning. The article, based on a Johns Hopkins University analysis of data collected on the largest 100 hospitals in the U.S. by revenue for the…
Jun 9, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced expanded COVID-19 response efforts in rural communities. Specifically, HRSA will increase the number of vaccines sent to rural communities, expand testing and other COVID-19 prevention services, and work to increase vaccine…
May 26, 2021
At Issue On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. This advisory covers the rule’s LTCH-related provisions. We issued a separate advisory on the inpatient PPS…