Special Bulletin

Jul 30, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 29 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 final rules for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) and skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment systems (PPS).
Jul 29, 2021
The Senate last night voted 67-32 to move forward on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package. A bipartisan group of senators and the White House agreed on a deal yesterday afternoon. Legislative language has not been released yet. The Senate could vote on the legislation in the next…
Jul 20, 2021
Download the AHA Special Bulletin: CMS Issues Hospital Outpatient/ASC Proposed Rule, Including Modifications to Price Transparency Rule
Jul 20, 2021
The AHA released a series of public service announcements (PSA) and supporting materials that encourage people to seek the answers they need and ask the questions that will help them understand and become confident in the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
Jul 14, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule (PFS) payments for calendar year (CY) 2022.
Jul 9, 2021
President Biden today signed an executive order (EO) establishing a “whole-of-government” effort to promote competition in the American economy. The EO includes 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to tackle competition issues across the economy, including in health care, financial…
Jul 2, 2021
The Office of Personnel Management, along with the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury July 1 released “Part 1” of regulations implementing the No Surprises Act.
Jul 1, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) today opened the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting portal for providers to begin reporting to the government that they used federal emergency relief funds for health care-related expenses or lost revenues attributable to COVID-19. Providers…
Jun 30, 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.
Jun 29, 2021
This Special Bulletin summarizes a proposed rule with additional policies for health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for plan years 2022 and beyond.