Special Bulletin

Jan 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 30 released new Medicaid guidance to states that would enable them to apply for 1115 waiver authority to receive a defined amount of federal funding to cover services for certain healthy adults.
Jan 30, 2020
The AHA Feb. 3 at noon ET will host a call for member hospitals and health systems featuring Michael Bell, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases.
Dec 26, 2019
As requested by AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced it has extended until Feb. 1 the comment deadline for its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule. Comments were due Jan. 16.
Dec 19, 2019
A federal appeals court Dec. 18 ruled the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, but it did not invalidate the entire law. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to the district court in Texas for the judge to “conduct a more searching inquiry” into which of…
Dec 17, 2019
Congressional leaders Dec. 16 unveiled a $1.4 trillion spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The bill includes a number of key priorities for hospitals and health systems, including delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts through May 22, 2020, and extensions for a…
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…
Dec 4, 2019
Today, the American Hospital Association and three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems sued the federal government, challenging last month’s final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandating that hospitals disclose their privately…
Nov 15, 2019
The Administration today released a final rule requiring hospitals to disclose payer-specific negotiated rates, along with a proposed rule that would impose new requirements on private insurers in the individual and group markets to publicly disclose negotiated rates and out-of-network allowed…
Nov 14, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 12 released a comprehensive proposed rule addressing Medicaid fiscal accountability.
Nov 4, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 1 released the calendar year 2020 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center payment system final rule.