Special Bulletin

Apr 28, 2022
The AHA commends CMS on the updates to the network adequacy standards, which are critical to ensuring that patients have access to the care they need. We also strongly support CMS’ attention to advancing health equity and look forward to continued partnership on this important work.
Apr 28, 2022
The AHA continues to push back forcefully against MA plan policies that restrict or delay patient access to care, and add cost and burden to the health care system, while also contributing to health care worker burnout.
Apr 25, 2022
The American Hospital Association today released a new report that examines the tremendous growth in a variety of input costs for hospitals and health systems, including expenses for workforce, drugs, supplies and equipment, as well as the impact of skyrocketing economy-wide inflation.
Apr 19, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued the fiscal year (FY) 2023 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
Apr 19, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 18 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Apr 15, 2022
The Departments of Health, Treasury and Labor (collectively, “the departments”) today opened the federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) portal as authorized by the No Surprises Act. They also opened the patient-provider dispute resolution process and released updated guidance to IDR…
Apr 12, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 11 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS). Of importance to hospitals are policies including a proposed payment update and budget neutrality adjustment.
Apr 12, 2022
The Vice President today announced several new actions from across the federal government aimed at learning more about the scope of medical debt practices, reducing the role that medical debt plays in accessing credit, forgiving low-income verterans’ medical debt, and improving consumer education…
Apr 6, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released updated guidance for compliance with the agency’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health care staff.
Apr 5, 2022
The Department of Treasury today proposed updated regulations that would enable more families to access health insurance subsidies on the Health Insurance Marketplace.