Special Bulletin

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 1 issued a final rule that updates the physician fee schedule (PFS) for calendar year (CY) 2023.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 1 posted its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule. The rule increases OPPS rates by a net 3.8% in CY 2023 compared to 2022.
The AHA today released a number of new materials highlighting how some commercial health insurers, including those that sell Medicare Advantage plans, apply practices that can cause dangerous delays in care, result in undue burden on the health care workforce, and add billions of dollars in…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Oct. 31 issued the calendar year (CY) 2023 final rule for the home health (HH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
This document outlines changes to CMS’ guidance on the vaccination of health care providers against COVID-19.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued new COVID-19 Public Assistance (PA) guidance for health care providers, which describes the methodology it will use to review medical billing costs as part of applications for FEMA reimbursement for certain costs associated with the…
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…
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…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, Sept. 23 released updates to certain COVID-19 guidance pertaining to health care providers.
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.