Special Bulletin

The American Hospital Association (AHA)  sends members Special Bulletins on the latest health care news, legislation, and advocacy opportunities for hospitals and health systems.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released updated guidance on their process for monitoring and enforcing the Hospital Price Transparency rule.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week announced it will streamline hospital COVID-19 reporting requirements shortly after the May 11 conclusion of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 11 proposed new standards for commercial sterilization facilities and certain health care organizations that use ethylene oxide (EtO). This Special Bulletin reviews the highlights of these proposals and provides additional background and insight on…
The AHA today released a new report that details the extraordinary financial pressures continuing to affect hospitals and health systems, as well as access to patient care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 10 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 10 issued the proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
After an over 9-year legal odyssey, AHA and three of its member hospitals succeeded in taming an immense backlog of Medicare appeals that the government had ignored despite the real threat it posed of widespread hospital insolvencies.
CMS April 5 finalized its Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program for Contract Year (CY) 2024.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 4 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2024 proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS).