Special Bulletin

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 17 issued updated regulatory guidance regarding requirements for hospitals to assess patients and hospital environments for risks of patient harm. The guidance will influence how surveyors evaluate hospital compliance with Medicare…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13 released its calendar year (CY) 2024 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule. The rule would increase OPPS rates by a net 2.8% in CY 2024 compared to CY 2023. The rule also…
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) 2024.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury last week released a proposed rule intended to limit the sale of non-comprehensive health care coverage and promote greater consumer understanding of their coverage options.
The AHA on Wednesday, July 19 at 3 p.m. ET will host a call to provide member hospitals and health systems with an update on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recent proposed rule that outlines its proposal to remedy hospitals for the agency’s unlawful policy that was unanimously…
Following last year’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in favor of the AHA and others, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued its proposed remedy for the unlawful payment cuts to certain hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) June 30th issued its calendar year (CY) 2024 proposed rule for the home health (HH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) May 31 released a final rule to better align certain regulatory requirements with the end of the public health emergency (PHE), including rescission of the health care worker vaccine mandate.
Following discussions between the American Hospital Association (AHA) and United Healthcare (UHC), the insurer late yesterday announced a refocused gastroenterology (GI) policy that relies on additional provider education rather than prior authorizations to address the insurer’s concerns about…
With the House Energy and Commerce Committee advancing legislation to enact additional site-neutral payment reductions that would impact access to patient care, the AHA is introducing a new Site-neutral Advocacy Alliance.