Special Bulletin

Jul 28, 2008
Thanks to your advocacy, more than half of the Senate has put itself on the record as opposing the capital indirect medical education \(IME\) cut. The attached letter, sponsored by Senators Charles Schumer \(D-NY\), Arlen Specter \(R-PA\) and Hillary Clinton \(D-NY\), includes 51 signatures and…
Jul 7, 2008
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) on July 3 released the outpatient prospective payment system \(PPS\) and the ambulatory surgical center \(ASC\) payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2009. Highlights of the rule follow.
Jun 27, 2008
Where we stand as Congress goes into recess.
Jun 8, 2008
Late yesterday House Democratic and Republican leaders and the White House came to an agreement on an Iraq war spending bill.
Jun 2, 2008
The Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners on Friday agreed to suspend implementation of Standard MS 1.20, which addresses medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, and interaction between medical staff and hospital leadership.
May 23, 2008
AHA Special Bulletin: May 23, 2008 regarding the Medicaid Moratorium
May 22, 2008
The Senate early this afternoon voted 75-22, a veto-proof margin, to approve a domestic spending amendment that includes two key hospital issues: the moratorium on seven Medicaid regulations, and a ban on self-referral to new physician-owned hospitals.
May 22, 2008
The Administration yesterday announced it will voluntarily extend for 60 days the current moratorium on Medicaid rules related to intergovernmental transfers \(IGT\), certified public expenditures \(CPE\) and graduate medical education \(GME\).
May 15, 2008
In a key victory for people who rely on Medicaid, and for the hospitals and other providers who take care of them, the House today voted to attach the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act of 2008, H.R. 5613, to the Iraq supplemental spending bill.