Special Bulletin

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.
Apr 21, 2008
Today, the fiscal year \(FY\) 2009 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facilities \(IRF\) was placed on display by the Centers for Medicare…
Apr 14, 2008
CMS today issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system \(PPS\) proposed rule for fiscal year \(FY\) 2009
Mar 14, 2008
President Bush today in his fiscal year 2008 federal budget proposed cutting 5.8 billion over the next five years from Medicare and 5.7 billion from Medicaid. A detailed breakdown of the impact on the Medicare and Medicaid programs is available on the AHA.org web site.
Mar 11, 2008
The AHA and other hospital organizations today asked a federal court to prevent the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from implementing a regulation that would restrict how states fund their Medicaid programs and pay public hospitals
Feb 4, 2008
President Bush today unveiled a fiscal year \(FY\) 2009 federal budget proposal that would cut an unprecedented 82 billion from Medicare over the next five years, and 7 billion from Medicaid.
Jan 17, 2008
Today through February 15, hospital leaders can preview their initial HCAHPS survey data through the QualityNet Exchange Web site at www.qualitynet.org.
Nov 8, 2007
305 HOUSE MEMBERS SIGN LETTER TO IRS