Mar 13, 2020
As urged by the AHA, President Trump today declared a national emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 12, 2020
The House of Representatives yesterday released the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The House could vote on the package as soon as today.
Mar 11, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released a number of new documents related to COVID-19. This includes:
Mar 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 5 released information on the coverage and payment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Individual and Small Group Markets. CMS also announced that it developed a…
Mar 5, 2020
The Senate today passed an $8.3 billion spending package, to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House overwhelmingly passed the package yesterday.
Mar 4, 2020
Congressional leaders today reached a deal on an $8.3 billion spending package to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The House passed the bill this afternoon, and the Senate is expected to take it up soon. Select highlights of the package follow.
Mar 4, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Feb. 24 began implementing new standards for immigration public charge decisions. When making certain immigration determinations, the government considers whether someone can support themselves financially or if they are at risk for becoming a “public…
Mar 3, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a number of updated resources and interim guidance documents for hospitals and health systems to prepare for and respond to the possibility of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in their community.
Feb 20, 2020
The AHA, Feb. 21, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET will host a webinar featuring Rebecca Bartles, executive director of system infection prevention at Providence St. Joseph Health in Washington state, which was the first health care organization to care for a patient in the U.S. with COVID-19. Bartles will…
Feb 18, 2020
At Issue: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) on an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The new coronavirus (COVID-19), to date, has resulted in…