Special Bulletin

Aug 17, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will assume responsibility for the collection of hospital COVID-19 data, beginning in mid-December 2022.
Aug 8, 2022
The Senate yesterday voted 51-50 to approve the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (H.R. 5376), a roughly $700 billion social spending package that includes health care, climate change and tax provisions.
Aug 3, 2022
The AHA today made a series of filings in district court to ensure that 340B hospitals are promptly repaid and that the rest of the hospital field is not penalized for the agency’s unlawful policy.
Aug 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) August 1 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Aug 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
Aug 1, 2022
In addition to the annual payment update required by law, the rule finalized a substantial behavioral offset that CMS states is intended to ensure the budget neutral implementation of the new PDPM case-mix system.
Jul 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late yesterday issued the final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Jul 28, 2022
The AHA today released a new report highlighting numerous commercial health insurer policies that compromise patient safety and raise costs.
Jul 27, 2022
The AHA released section two of a three-part series that offers immediate and longer term strategies to help hospital and health system leaders navigate workforce challenges and opportunities.
Jul 26, 2022
The AHA today published a blog post responding to a July 25 Wall Street Journal article examining hospitals’ charity care.