Special Bulletin

Jun 4, 2020
The Senate yesterday approved by unanimous consent the AHA-supported Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) to allow more leeway for small business loans during the COVID-19 crisis. The House passed the bill last week, and President Trump is expected to sign it.
Jun 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance on June 2 for states implementing the Medicaid Optional Uninsured COVID-19 Testing (XXIII) Group, established by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Jun 3, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) today announced several COVID-19 related modifications to current and future CMMI alternative payment models (APMs). The adjustments are captured in a summary table and are related to the models’ financial methodologies, quality reporting…
Jun 2, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday announced that the next deadline for submitting data to inform the agency’s distribution of its supply of remdesivir is Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET. HHS is requesting the same data as last month’s remdesivir request – that is, the number of…
Jun 1, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack today issued the following statement in response to the killing of George Floyd and the unrest throughout the country.
May 29, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of the Treasury recently released two interim final rules that provide additional guidance to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders and borrowers. The guidance primarily relates to the rules and process for applying for loan forgiveness…
May 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) May 22 released its final rule implementing policy changes for the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans contract year 2021.
May 20, 2020
As urged by the AHA, Congress and the Administration have taken a number of steps to make available financial resources for health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these policies were authorized through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief…
May 18, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has canceled today's deadline for hospitals and health systems to submit data to inform the agency's distribution of its supply of remdesivir.
May 15, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new guidance to states to allow temporary COVID-19-related modifications in provider payment methodologies and capitation rates under Medicaid managed care plans. Please see the CMS information bulletin to state Medicaid agencies for details.