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Apr 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General says it will seek to ensure health care providers retain regulatory flexibility during the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights April 3 warned HIPAA-covered entities of an individual posing as an OCR investigator attempting to obtain patients’ protected health information.
Apr 6, 2020
The federal government will use a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s $100 billion emergency fund for hospitals and health care providers to reimburse providers treating uninsured COVID-19 patients, President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced.
Apr 6, 2020
The AHA urged CMS to use its authority to extend to LTCHs the 20% hospital add-on payment for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19, which was authorized by the CARES Act.
Apr 6, 2020
The AHA urged HHS and CMS to consider taking additional actions that would expand the ability of hospitals and health systems to use telehealth in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 6, 2020
The AHA urged the HHS Secretary to consider additional actions to temporarily suspend certain requirements so that health care providers can better respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 6, 2020
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to exercise existing authorities to waive interest or substantially reduce the interest rate on any balance owed on accelerated/advanced payments made under section 3719 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the March 28 expansion announcement by CMS.
Apr 6, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General issued a new report highlighting numerous challenges facing hospitals amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 6, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we’re seeing so many examples of exceptional kindness, courage and compassion with which our care providers are meeting the health challenge of a lifetime.
Apr 3, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the AHA has been sounding the alarm for policymakers and government leaders to make sure our field gets the tools and resources we need to win this war.