Special Bulletin

Aug 12, 2020
This AHA Special Bulletin provides details on the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that it has expanded the providers eligible for its Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund “General Distribution.”
Aug 11, 2020
This document includes AHA’s analysis of a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services demonstration model, the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model.
Aug 5, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued the final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
Aug 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the calendar year (CY) 2021 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule.
Aug 4, 2020
The White House Aug. 3 issued an executive order on “improving rural health and telehealth access.” The order includes directives to: launch a new payment model for rural health care; develop and implement a strategy to improve rural health care infrastructure; create a report describing policy…
Aug 1, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday updated its guidance and frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the agency’s request for daily COVID-19-related hospital data reporting. The most notable changes are detailed below, and the updated guidance is effective immediately.
Jul 28, 2020
Please join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., for the second in a series of Leadership Rounds – short conversations on a range of key issues Dr. Estes will have with hospital and health system leaders from across the country.