Special Bulletin

Dec 2, 2020
This new AHA report highlights commercial health plan abuses that restrict coverage and increase clinician burnout.
Dec 1, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 25 released a proposed rule that would implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for 2022. In the rule, CMS proposes to allow states to cease use of centralized…
Dec 1, 2020
In an open letter to the American public, the AHA, along with the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, today affirmed their support for vaccines as a critical means for protecting individuals, communities and loved ones from COVID-19, the worst global health crisis in…
Nov 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 25 announced several flexibilities aimed at allowing health care services to be provided outside of a hospital setting in response to the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 23, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 20 released an interim final rule implementing the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model, a new payment model through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that will cut Medicare Part B payments for certain drugs to the lowest…
Nov 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Nov. 20 released two final rules that will modernize and make important changes to physician self-referral (Stark law) and federal Anti-kickback statute (AKS) regulations.
Nov 18, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued two important clarifications related to Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting.
Nov 16, 2020
The AHA will host a call today, Nov. 16, from 4-5 p.m. ET with leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other federal agencies to discuss the delivery and administration of monoclonal antibody therapies.
Nov 13, 2020
The AHA will host a call on Monday, Nov. 16, from 4-5 p.m. ET with leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and other federal agencies to discuss the delivery and administration of monoclonal antibody therapies.
Nov 13, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 9 released a final rule revising its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care regulations that implement policy changes to streamline existing manage care regulations as recommended by state Medicaid directors.