Special Bulletin

Nov 3, 2021
On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule to update the home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2022.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 2 issued a final rule that updates home health (HH) payments for calendar year (CY) 2022. The rule includes an increase of net payments by 3.2% and allows HH agencies to focus their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule that updates payment rates and makes several policy changes, generally effective on Jan 1, 2022.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 2 issued a final rule that updates physician fee schedule (PFS) payments for calendar year (CY) 2022. The rule also adopts several policies to implement changes to the quality payment program (QPP) created by the Medicare Access and CHIP…
Nov 3, 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., last night accepted the recommendation of her agency’s independent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to administer Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11. The…
Nov 2, 2021
The AHA has developed a number of new materials to support hospitals and health systems as they navigate workforce challenges that affect their ability to care for their patients and communities.
Oct 27, 2021
Advances in technology, changes in the delivery and financing of health care, and evolving regulatory requirements call for providers to continuously evaluate and respond to patients’ needs and expectations. For example, new federal rules related to billing and price transparency will reshape how…
Oct 12, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an initial document intended to assist jurisdictions across the country in planning for the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines to the pediatric population. The document provides initial information pertaining to…
Oct 5, 2021
Anthem, the country’s second-biggest health insurance company, is behind on billions of dollars in payments owed to hospitals and doctors because of onerous new reimbursement rules, computer problems and mishandled claims, says a Kaiser Health News article that is spotlighted in USA Today.