Special Bulletin

Nov 4, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Nov. 1 issued a final rule that updates physician fee schedule payments for calendar year 2020.
Oct 10, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday released two proposed rules that would modernize and make major changes to the physician self-referral (Stark) and federal anti-kickback statute (AKS) regulations.
Sep 23, 2019
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) today notified stakeholders that it is postponing the official effective dates of several new and revised standards pertaining to pharmaceutical handling until further notice while it reviews appeals to the standards.
Sep 19, 2019
House Democratic leaders today released the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a bill that would make a series of changes to the Medicare program in an effort to lower the price of prescription drugs. If enacted, the bill would allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate directly…
Sep 18, 2019
A federal judge today ruled in favor of the AHA and hospital organizations saying that the Centers for Medicare…
Aug 13, 2019
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Aug. 12 published a final rule that could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status, such as ability to obtain a green card or become a citizen, based on their receipt of public benefits.
Aug 5, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Aug. 2 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Aug 5, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the inpatient/long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The inpatient PPS rule provisions are discussed in a separate Special Bulletin.
Aug 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 31 issued a final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. AHA Take: