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…
Feb 1, 2021
Compilation of Ad Council research and message strategies for overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Jan 14, 2021
On Dec. 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133; Division BB – Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions).
Dec 29, 2020
To help advance the public’s confidence and trust in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution, the AHA continues to develop and collate resources that hospitals and health systems can use as COVID-19 vaccines become available in their communities.
Dec 22, 2020
The hospital price transparency rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2021, requiring hospitals and health systems to disclose all standard charges, as defined by the Centers for Medicare…
Nov 19, 2020
At Issue On Nov. 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its calendar year (CY) 2021 final rule for the home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS). The final rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2021.
Nov 10, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Oct. 28 announced an interim final rule establishing additional Medicare hospital payment to support Medicare beneficiaries’ access to COVID-19 vaccines and new treatments when they become available.