Special Bulletin

Feb 7, 2023
The White House announced Jan. 30 it would simultaneously end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declarations on May 11. Hospitals and health systems have approximately 100 days to prepare for the restoration of waived requirements and other changes in policy and…
Feb 7, 2023
A Texas judge held that the federal government’s revised independent dispute resolution process for determining payment for out-of-network services under the No Surprises Act skews the arbitration results in commercial insurers’ favor in violation of the compromise Congress reached in the Act.
Feb 1, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are dealing with unprecedented challenges, including navigating the aftermath and aftershocks of COVID-19, historic workforce shortages, soaring costs of providing care, broken supply chains, severe underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid, and overwhelming regulatory…
Jan 31, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jan. 27 issued draft guidance proposing a shift in federal policy on who may donate blood. The policy would eliminate the existing time-based blood donation deferrals for men who have sex with men (MSM) and women who have sex with MSM.
Jan 17, 2023
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released more information on how rural hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) can apply for conversion to an REH.
Jan 10, 2023
Hospital and health system leaders can register for a Jan. 25 AHA Advocacy for Health Care Leaders virtual event at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Dec 20, 2022
Package funds government through Sept. 30 and includes important provisions preventing Medicare cuts, extending telehealth and other flexibilities and improving behavioral health, among others
Dec 12, 2022
For the third consecutive year, Musicians On Call is reaching out in appreciation of hospitals and health systems and their extraordinary teams with a holiday special featuring acclaimed and award-winning artists.