Special Bulletin

Apr 8, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 7 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS).
Mar 26, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced the immediate resumption of survey activities for all complaints. On Jan. 20, 2021, CMS issued guidance limiting hospital surveys for all complaints other than Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) complaints. The suspension period lasted for 30…
Mar 26, 2021
AHA releases an infographic with storage requirements for the three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines.
Mar 25, 2021
Summary of legislation passed by the Senate to extend the sequestration moratorium beyond April 1, 2021.
Mar 23, 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. The episode features a conversation between AHA’s Michelle Hood, executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Bechara Choucair, M.D…
Mar 23, 2021
The AHA continues to host calls on COVID-19 during which hospital and health system leaders can hear the latest updates on the pandemic and ask questions to AHA team members. AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., and AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack will lead the next call, which is scheduled for…
Mar 22, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) March 19 updated its guidance to hospitals on the reporting of COVID-19-related data.
Mar 22, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its policy on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance
Mar 19, 2021
The House of Representatives today voted 246-175 to approve H.R. 1868, a bill that, among other health care provisions, would eliminate the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments, known as sequestration, until the end of 2021. Congress in legislation enacted last year paused the cuts, but…
Mar 16, 2021
President Biden in January issued an Executive Order on “Protecting Worker Health and Safety” requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider whether an “emergency temporary standard” (ETS) is necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, to issue it by March…