Advisory

Oct 11, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule on the Medicare Conditions of Participation changes requirements that the agency identified as unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers. The provisions take effect Nov. 29.
Sep 20, 2019
Next week, CBS News is slated to air a three-part series called “Medical Price Roulette,” exploring medical costs, including hospital prices. The series is scheduled to run Monday, Sept. 23, through Wednesday, Sept. 25, on both CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News (watch a preview of the series).
Sep 20, 2019
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) recently finalized revisions to general chapter (Pharmaceutical Compounding and Sterile Preparations). In addition, USP in 2016 finalized a new general chapter, (Hazardous Drugs Handling in Healthcare Settings). Both general chapters have widespread…
Sep 6, 2019
Recent articles in both national and local media have again put hospital billing and collection practices into the spotlight. The AHA continues to encourage all member hospitals and health systems to review their policies and procedures, and how they are presented to patients and the public. As…
Sep 6, 2019
One year after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola, the situation has improved, but the outbreak continues.
Aug 27, 2019
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Aug. 22 issued a proposed rule to amend sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that dictate restrictions on how federally assisted alcohol or drug abuse programs may use and share patient information.
Aug 20, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 30 issued its fiscal year 2020 final rule for the skilled nursing facility prospective payment system. The rule takes effect Oct. 1.
Aug 20, 2019
On July 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2020 final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system. The final rule will take effect Oct. 1.
Aug 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Aug. 2 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital PPS final rule for fiscal year 2020.