Special Bulletin

Mar 26, 2020
A recent campaign of cyberattacks from a foreign threat actor targeted healthcare organizations and specifically exploited Citrix and Zoho technologies used for remote desktop services among others.
Mar 26, 2020
The Senate 96-0 passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (CARES/ H.R. 748). This bill is the third large-scale congressional effort in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The legislation reflects a bipartisan agreement between Senate leaders and the Trump…
Mar 16, 2020
In light of the latest COVID-19 developments and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has cancelled its Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 19-21 in Washington, D.C., and all affiliated events. During this unprecedented time, we…
Mar 10, 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 9 issued final rules to implement the 21st Century Cures Act prohibition on information blocking and require patient access to health information in Medicare,…
Feb 21, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 20 issued a rule proposing changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which bundles payment to acute care hospitals for hip and knee replacement surgery.
Feb 13, 2020
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., and Ranking Member Kevin Brady, R-Texas, this morning released legislative text of the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020, the committee’s proposal to address surprise medical bills.
Feb 10, 2020
President Trump today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The budget request, which is not binding, proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years.
Feb 4, 2020
The CMS Jan. 31 issued a proposed rule that would implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for 2021.
Feb 3, 2020
The AHA Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. ET will host a call for member hospitals and health systems featuring Cardinal Health leaders, who will discuss the latest developments and answer questions about its surgical gown recall. Steve Mason, CEO of medical segment; Robert Rajalingam, president of U.S. sales…