Special Bulletin

Oct 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released guidance on how it will implement an Aug. 25 interim final rule that makes collecting and reporting COVID-19 data a condition of participation (CoP) for hospitals that participate in Medicare.
Oct 1, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the forthcoming distribution to all hospitals, as well as other providers, of $20 billion in funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
Sep 29, 2020
House Democrats last night unveiled a new version of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act – a $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The House voted on the original HEROES Act in May, which included a number of provisions that would directly affect health care…
Sep 25, 2020
The AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements outlined in its June 19 frequently asked question that defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19.
Sep 22, 2020
Special 75-minute call begins at 1 p.m. ET The AHA is hosting calls for all hospital and health system leaders to provide the latest information on and answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. The next call is Thursday, Sept. 24 from 1-2:15-p.m. ET. AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., AHA…
Sep 21, 2020
The House Appropriations Committee today released a continuing resolution that, in general, extends current government funding levels through Dec. 11.
Sep 21, 2020
AHA General Counsel Melinda Reid Hatton and acclaimed appellate litigator Cate Stetson, a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss Justice Ginsburg’s contribution to the Supreme Court and justice in America, the legal challenges facing the Affordable Care Act, and lawsuits that could affect…
Sep 21, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sept. 19 released a notice outlining reporting requirements for providers that received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments.
Sep 21, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Sept. 18 issued a final rule implementing a new CMMI payment model named the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) model.