Special Bulletin

Feb 25, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced a major adjustment of its federal masking guidance pertaining to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including changes to the metrics that communities are urged to use when determining whether to require face coverings in indoor…
Feb 25, 2022
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Feb. 24 announced a redesign of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC), which launched last year and was supposed to continue through 2026.
Feb 24, 2022
A federal judge in Texas last night struck down certain parts of the federal government’s surprise medical billing regulations related to the arbitration process for determining payment for services by out-of-network providers, saying the regulations conflict with the text of the No Surprises Act.
Feb 11, 2022
The AHA and Musicians On Call are collaborating on a digital campaign to thank front-line caregivers around Valentine’s Day through digital promotions, social media and surprise virtual performances by celebrity artists.
Feb 8, 2022
Updates to the AHA's vision and mission statements that more directly reflect the importance of equity in advancing health of individuals and communities.
Jan 31, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 26 released more information to clarify its recently updated guidance on hospital co-location for critical access hospitals (CAHs) and physician offices.
Jan 24, 2022
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Jan. 21 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding prior authorization standards,
Jan 19, 2022
The AHA responds through multiple channels to a video opinion piece published by the New York Times entitled, “We Know the Real Cause of the Crisis in Our Hospitals. It’s Greed.”
Jan 13, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate to go into effect nationwide, while blocking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine requirements from taking effect.
Jan 12, 2022
Providers who received aggregate Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments exceeding $10,000 from July 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020 must report on their use of funds during “Reporting Period 2.”