May 18, 2021
There are a number of events this week focused on hospital mergers and acquisitions and financials that could generate national media attention, as well as interest from local media. More details on those events, as well as a number of efforts the AHA has already taken and additional resources to…
May 3, 2021
The hospital price transparency rule took effect Jan. 1, 2021. CMS verified for the AHA that the agency has begun proactive audits of hospital websites and a review of complaints submitted through the CMS Hospital Price Transparency website.
Apr 9, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 7 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS). CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 7.
Mar 17, 2021
President Biden March 11 signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. A summary of provisions affecting hospitals and health systems follows.
Mar 10, 2021
With the emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, progress is being made in efforts to vaccinate the public. Still, challenges remain, particularly with communication around supplies and eligibility.
Mar 1, 2021
At a Glance As part of the April refresh of Care Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to update its hospital overall star ratings. These ratings will be calculated using the revised methodology finalized in the Calendar Year 2021 outpatient prospective payment…