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Mar 17, 2020
The House of Representatives yesterday passed by unanimous consent a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The revisions made technical corrections to the legislation that the House passed March 14. See…
Mar 16, 2020
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Joint Commission (TJC) said that beginning today, March 16, it will suspend all TJC surveying. The TJC has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of its decision and CMS has agreed, according to an email sent to…
Mar 16, 2020
AHA asks the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consider additional actions to temporarily suspend certain requirements in order for health care providers to better respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 16, 2020
As Congress considers developing an economic stimulus package, the AHA, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association urge congressional leaders to include at least $1 billion to ensure that hospitals, health systems, physicians and nurses are viable and “directly supported” for…
Mar 15, 2020
AHA, AAMC, CHA and FAH letter to assure the Surgeon General and the nation’s leadership that hospitals across the country are actively preparing, planning, and executing our emergency plans to stop the threat of COVID-19, and to provide the medical care that the American people will expect and need…
Mar 14, 2020
The House of Representatives today passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Senate is expected to take it up soon.
Mar 13, 2020
As urged by the AHA, President Trump today declared a national emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 13, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides a statement on the COVID-19 national emergency declaration.