Special Bulletin

Aug 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 9 issued a rule proposing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and provisions relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the MSSP. AHA…
Aug 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services August 2 issued a final rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2019. In general, this rule takes effect Oct. 1; however, some key provisions were finalized for implementation in FYs 2020…
Aug 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Aug. 2 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2019. View select highlights of the proposed rule related to the inpatient PPS below.
Aug 1, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 31 issued final rules for the inpatient rehabilitation facility and the skilled nursing facility prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2019.
Jul 26, 2018
AHA Special Bulletin that highlights the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' calendar year 2019 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center proposed rule.
Jul 13, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 12 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2019. The rule also included several proposals to implement year three of the quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Jul 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 2 issued a proposed rule that would update home health prospective payment system payments for calendar year 2019 and change the HH quality reporting program. In addition, in accordance with the statutory mandate in the Bipartisan Budget Act of…
May 14, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services May 14, issued a policy statement and request for information (RFI) on ways to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers.
May 7, 2018
Hospitals should make available for review by the public specific information in a meaningful format about what they charge for services. from Hospital Billing and Collection Practices: Statement of Principles and Guidelines by the Board of Trustees of the AHA
Making Charges Transparent: Things to Consider Present charge information in a way that is understandable to and usable by the general public. The hospital, for example, could present the average charges for the top DRGs and the most frequently performed outpatient procedures and services at…
May 4, 2018
People deserve meaningful information about the price of their hospital care. Hospitals are committed to sharing information that will help people make important decisions about their health care. Sharing pricing information, however, is more challenging because hospital care is unique. Hospital…