Special Bulletin

Oct 14, 2022
The Department of Treasury this week finalized regulations that will enable more families to access health insurance subsidies on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The regulations eliminate the “family glitch” that inaccurately assessed the affordability of coverage — and therefore eligibility for…
Sep 28, 2022
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today ruled in favor of the AHA, holding that the Department of Health and Human Services must immediately halt the departments’ unlawful cuts to outpatient reimbursement rates for the remainder of 2022 for certain hospitals that…
Sep 27, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, Sept. 23 released updates to certain COVID-19 guidance pertaining to health care providers.
Sep 15, 2022
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released today by the AHA shows that hospitals and health systems continue to face intense pressure on staff and resources while also dealing with rising expenses for supplies, drugs and equipment, as well as for the workforce.
Sep 14, 2022
To aid hospitals’ and health systems’ participation in this important election, the AHA is encouraging members to view and utilize resources featured on its “We Care, We Vote” webpage.
Sep 8, 2022
The AHA today released a new report highlighting the variety of causes that resulted in 136 rural hospital closures from 2010 to 2021, and a record 19 closures in 2020 alone.
Sep 7, 2022
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule on Aug. 31, 2022 designed to streamline the eligibility and enrollment process for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Aug 22, 2022
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury (Departments) on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 issued final regulations pertaining to several provisions of the No Surprises Act.
Aug 17, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will assume responsibility for the collection of hospital COVID-19 data, beginning in mid-December 2022.
Aug 8, 2022
The Senate yesterday voted 51-50 to approve the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (H.R. 5376), a roughly $700 billion social spending package that includes health care, climate change and tax provisions.