Special Bulletin

Apr 17, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued the proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2021.
Apr 16, 2020
The AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to release “substantial additional emergency funds to all hospitals in an expedited manner” as part of the second wave of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Apr 14, 2020
A new public-private effort was announced today to aid in distributing ventilators to critical areas in the fight against COVID-19. Leaders from the AHA and several hospitals and health systems participated in the announcement of the "Dynamic Ventilator Reserve" during a meeting at the White House.
Apr 14, 2020
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor (DOL) and Treasury jointly issued guidance April 11 implementing legislative provisions specific to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and services from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…
Apr 13, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 10 issued the proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system for fiscal year 2021. The proposed rule would increase SNF payments by 2.3% ($740 million) in FY 2021, with larger updates for hospital-based…
Apr 13, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems are working diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of the health care workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. They must have the personal protective equipment (PPE) and support they need to provide care to patients. The demand for PPE has created a…
Apr 10, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it is immediately distributing to providers $30 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act added $100 billion to this fund to reimburse…