Special Bulletin

Jul 1, 2022
The CMS yesterday released a proposed rule seeking comment on potential Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for certain rural and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) seeking to convert from their current status to be designated as a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). In
Jun 27, 2022
The Supreme Court of the United States June 15 ruled unanimously in favor of the AHA and others, reversing a 2020 court of appeals decision upholding the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to significantly cut payments to certain hospitals that participate in the 340B…
Jun 24, 2022
We expect that today’s decision will have practical impacts on hospitals and health systems, including on health care provided across state lines, EMTALA obligations, maternal health care, the clinician-patient relationship, medical education and access to care for individuals regardless of…
Jun 22, 2022
The Supreme Court of the United States today ruled unanimously in favor of the AHA and others, reversing a 2020 court of appeals decision upholding the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to significantly cut payments to certain hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug…
Jun 21, 2022
While this rule includes no major changes to the structure of the HH PPS, the AHA is very concerned about the unprecedented behavioral offset the agency proposes — 6.9 percentage points — which it states is necessary to achieve budget neutral implementation of the Patient-driven Groupings Model (…
Jun 7, 2022
The AHA today released a new video featuring some of the accomplishments and key initiatives the association has undertaken to support members during the first part of this year.
Jun 6, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released the Schedule H tax year 2019 benchmark reports.
May 20, 2022
Leaders from GE Healthcare May 18 joined AHA in a webinar designed to provide members with an update on the contrast dye shortage. During the webinar, GE Healthcare General Manager for Contrast Media in the United States, Greg Eppink, shared that the firm’s production capacity is improving and that…
May 16, 2022
The AHA Wednesday, May 18 at 3 p.m. ET will host a webinar for AHA members during which GE Healthcare will provide an update on the shortage of its Omnipaque (iohexol) and Visipaque (iodixanol) intravenous contrast media products for computed tomography imaging.
May 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 29 finalized its Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year (CY) 2023.