Advisory

Apr 8, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration March 22 issued an emergency use authorization for the Battelle Decontamination System for decontaminating compatible N95 and equivalent respirators for reuse by health care personnel. This AHA Coronavirus Update includes information on the Battelle Critical Care…
Apr 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing unprecedented demands on the entire health care system. As the number of patients needing acute hospital care rapidly increases, hospitals may be challenged with significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE),…
Mar 31, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released a substantial number of new waivers related to COVID-19. The waivers apply nationwide and are retroactive to March 1, 2020.
Mar 30, 2020
The Vice President, on behalf of President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, yesterday sent a letter to the nation's hospitals requesting that all hospitals report certain data on COVID-19 testing results, bed and ventilator capacity. In the letter, hospitals were asked to report…
Mar 28, 2020
Building on provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Centers for Medicare…
Mar 25, 2020
The Senate today released updated legislation as part of a widespread stimulus package to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders, along with the Administration, agreed on the nearly $2 trillion package early this morning, and the Senate could…
Mar 25, 2020
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is implementing a simplified online Public Assistance program application process for eligible government entities and certain private non-profit organizations. To assist hospitals and health systems better understand the process for applying for PA funding…
Mar 24, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) March 23 clarified that patients with COVID-19 can be discharged from a health care facility when clinically indicated. This information can be found under the blue heading, Disposition of Patients with COVID-19.