Special Bulletin

The American Hospital Association (AHA)  sends members Special Bulletins on the latest health care news, legislation, and advocacy opportunities for hospitals and health systems.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 15 issued an informational bulletin that provides information on actions states can take to provide relief to Medicaid providers affected by the Change Healthcare cyberattack.
The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care will now be known as the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare: Protecting 24/7 Care.
The AHA has developed a series of recommendations for hospitals and health systems should they experience a cyberattack in their organization or with a third-party vendor. Hospitals and health systems should consult with their leadership and IT professionals to determine which if any course of…
In a letter sent yesterday to all providers, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and DOL Acting Secretary Julie A. Su asked for greater transparency and expedited payments to impacted providers, among other things.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 9 issued a notice formally announcing terms for hospitals, physicians and other providers impacted by the Change Healthcare cyberattack to apply for accelerated and advance payments (AAPs).
UnitedHealth Group late yesterday announced a series of updates on its response to the unprecedented cyberattack against its subsidiary Change Healthcare.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced some flexibilities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assist providers in continuing to serve patients in the wake of the unprecedented cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees March 3 released text of six appropriations bills that would fund various agencies of the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year (FY).
Change Healthcare, a health care technology company that is part of Optum and owned by UnitedHealth Group, today announced a “Temporary Funding Assistance Program” webpage and a new instance of its Rx ePrescribing service for customers affected by the ongoing cyberattack on Change Healthcare.