Special Bulletin

Feb 1, 2021
The AHA is hosting opportunities for AHA member hospital and health system leaders to learn the latest information and ask questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. The next event is Friday, Feb. 5 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET. AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., and AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack will…
Jan 28, 2021
President Biden today signed an executive order (EO) aimed at increasing enrollment in comprehensive health care coverage. The order specifically focuses on improving the quality of coverage and removing barriers to enrollment in Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplaces.
Jan 27, 2021
Starting today, hospitals can see the data that will be publicly reported on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare website in April.
Jan 21, 2021
President Biden today took a number of actions, including signing a series of executive orders (EOs), aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 20, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released updated guidance putting in place certain limitations on the hospital survey process, including limiting onsite surveys to immediate jeopardy complaint allegations. The limitations will remain in effect for 30 days with the…
Jan 20, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 14 released a final rule that implements a subset of the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for 2022.
Jan 19, 2021
At a Glance  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), on Jan. 15 released a final rule that builds on efforts to improve the electronic exchange of health care information,…
Jan 15, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is delaying the reporting deadline for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) program.
Jan 15, 2021
President-elect Biden last night unveiled plans for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. Biden hopes that Congress will consider the legislation soon after he is inaugurated next week.