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Sep 27, 2022
The Medicare Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase by $44 in calendar year 2023, to $1,600, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.
Sep 27, 2022
AHA today submitted comments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission as the panel considers potential changes to the Medicare hospital wage index, Part B drug payment policies and the Medicare Advantage program.
Sep 27, 2022
The AHA, American Medical Association and Medical Group Management Association today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services not to include a convening/co-provider framework when implementing the Advanced Explanation of Benefits and insured good faith estimate provisions under the No Surprises Act.
Sep 27, 2022
AHA yesterday thanked Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., for introducing a House companion to the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act, AHA-supported legislation that would improve collaboration and coordination between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 26, 2022
Health care providers who treat uninsured or underinsured patients with commercially procured bebtelovimab, a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy for outpatients at high risk for hospitalization,
Sep 26, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday reopened the comment period for a 2020 interim final rule that set forth certain requirements for states to claim a temporary increase in federal matching funds for their Medicaid programs under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Sep 26, 2022
Moderna Friday submitted its request that the Food and Drug Administration authorize for emergency use its bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. The bivalent version of its mRNA vaccine is designed to target both the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the BA.4/.5 omicron subvariants.
Sep 26, 2022
A coalition of organizations, including the AHA, today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to consider postponing for one year the Oct. 6 deadline for health care providers to begin sharing all electronic protected health information in a designated record set, as defined under HIPAA, to ensure they understand the requirements and have the technology to support them.
Sep 26, 2022
AHA Friday urged the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to deny the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to modify a court order requiring it to completely eliminate the remaining 19,802 Medicare appeals backlogged at the Administration Law Judge level. HHS now contends that it cannot fully comply with the order, stating that “it is unlikely that the backlog could be reduced completely to zero by the end of the fiscal year.” In a brief filed with the court, AHA said it would agree to a modest extension, but “the end goal must be the elimination of” the backlog.
Sep 26, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday updated its COVID-19 infection control guidance for U.S. health care settings based on current information. The guidance updates the circumstances when source control (respirator and face mask use) and universal personal protective equipment are recommended, and no longer uses vaccination status to inform source control, screening testing or post-exposure recommendations.