Special Bulletin

Oct 1, 2021
The Office of Personnel Management, along with the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury (referred to as the departments) yesterday issued additional regulations implementing key sections of the No Surprises Act.
Sep 29, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the portal is now open for providers to apply for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. Providers will submit a single application for both $17 billion in a “Phase 4” distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and $8.5…
Sep 20, 2021
Summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule with additional policies for health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces for plan years 2022 and beyond.
Sep 17, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Sept. 13 announced a major change in the distribution of COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapies.
Sep 14, 2021
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management (“the departments”) Sept. 10 released proposed rules implementing certain provisions of the No Surprises Act related to enforcement, air ambulance transparency, and agent and broker…
Sep 10, 2021
As strongly advocated by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that had failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” so that the agency can review the determinations.
Sep 10, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it will distribute $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to health care providers. This includes $17 billion in a “Phase 4” distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), as well as the $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (…
Sep 10, 2021
The AHA today released a new episode of PowerPlay, the on-demand video series that connects AHA members to major players in policy, politics and science. The episode features a conversation between AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,…
Sep 9, 2021
President Biden today announced six new mitigation steps for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of vaccine mandates for certain workers nationwide.