Special Bulletin

Sep 17, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Sept. 13 announced a major change in the distribution of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapies.
Sep 14, 2021
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management (“the departments”) Sept. 10 released proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act related to enforcement, air ambulance transparency, and agent and broker…
Sep 10, 2021
As strongly advocated by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that had failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” so that the agency can review the determinations.
Sep 10, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it will distribute $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to health care providers. This includes $17 billion in a “Phase 4” distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), as well as the $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (…
Sep 10, 2021
The AHA today released a new episode of PowerPlay, the on-demand video series that connects AHA members to major players in policy, politics and science. The episode features a conversation between AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,…
Sep 9, 2021
President Biden today announced six new mitigation steps for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of vaccine mandates for certain workers nationwide.
Sep 2, 2021
The AHA continues its multi-pronged effort urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expeditiously distribute the billions of dollars remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to hospitals and health systems, as well as the American Rescue Plan Act funding to reimburse rural…
Sep 1, 2021
The AHA submits comments to the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, as well as the Office of Personnel Management, on the first interim final regulations implementing the No Surprises Act.
Aug 30, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released a fact sheet outlining the various personnel-related costs that can be covered by Provider Relief Fund (PRF) dollars.
Aug 25, 2021
The AHA today released new public service announcements (PSAs) and related digital content encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 by still-unvaccinated health care workers and members of the public. Hospitals and health systems can add their own branding, in both 30- and 15-second versions, for…