Advisory

Apr 13, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 10 issued a proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021.
Apr 10, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released additional new waivers related to COVID-19. The waivers apply nationwide and are retroactive to March 1, 2020. Specifically, the agency provided additional waivers for clinicians that reduce supervision and other requirements…
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…