Special Bulletin

Mar 15, 2021
As urged by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced it is increasing the Medicare payment rates for COVID-19 vaccine administration.
Mar 15, 2021
The AHA Tuesday, March 16, at 4:30 p.m. ET will host an all-member advocacy virtual event in which AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Tom Nickels and Executive Vice President-designate Stacey Hughes will provide an update on a…
Mar 12, 2021
Reps. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Richard Neal, D-Mass., Frank Pallone, D-N.J. and David Scott, D-Ga., today introduced 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…
Mar 11, 2021
President Biden will sign into law today the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems, as well as a number of policies that will help support rural providers.
Mar 11, 2021
The AHA Tuesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET will host an all-member advocacy virtual event in which AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Tom Nickels, and Executive Vice President-designate Stacey Hughes will provide an update on a…
Mar 6, 2021
The Senate today voted 50-49 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. It is our understanding there may be some additional text changes to the bill…
Mar 3, 2021
Senate Democrats today are expected to release their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and begin debate with the hopes of passing it in the next few days under “budget reconciliation,” which allows the measure to pass with a simple majority, instead of the 60 votes required for most legislation.
Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Feb 23, 2021
The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, of which the AHA is a founding member, today launched a new TV ad urging Congress to provide critical resources to help hospitals and health systems as they continue the battle against COVID-19.