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 Iraq-Afghanistan supplemental spending bill was passed last night by the House and Senate.
Congressional and White House negotiators reportedly struck a deal last night on the supplemental appropriations bill for the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Yesterday we sent you an AHA Advocacy Action Alert on a letter that Sens. Salazar \(D-CO\) and Pat Roberts \(R-KS\) are asking their colleagues to sign opposing two provisions in the fiscal year \(FY\) 2008 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) yesterday released the rate year \(RY\) 2008 final rule for the long-term care hospital \(LTCH\) prospective payment system \(PPS\).
AHA Special Bulletin March 22, 2007
AHA Special Bulletine Attachment March 2, 2007
President Bush's proposed fiscal year 2008 budget proposes major reductions to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Released this morning, the budget includes more than 0 billion in Medicare cuts to hospital services alone, including cuts to the inpatient and outpatient updates, rehabilitation…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) yesterday released the rate year \(RY\) 2008 proposed rule for the long-term care hospital \(LTCH\) prospective payment system \(PPS\).
The Health Coverage Coalition for the Uninsured \(HCCU\), a diverse group of national organizations that includes the AHA, today announced a consensus proposal to cover a significant portion of the nation's nearly 47 million uninsured people.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) released January 12 a proposed rule that would implement the Administration's plan to cut the Medicaid program through the regulatory process.