COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Apr 28, 2020
A coalition led by the American Hospital Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and comprising nearly 30 other organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging swift action to protect Americans’ health care coverage in its response to the COVID-19…
Apr 24, 2020
As urged by the AHA, the Department of Health and Human Services has extended to Saturday, April 25 at 12 p.m. PST the deadline for hospitals to submit data to help inform HHS’s targeted distribution of funds to hospitals and other facilities particularly burdened by COVID-19.
Apr 24, 2020
President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a COVID-19 relief package that includes an additional $75 billion to reimburse eligible hospitals, health systems and other providers for health care-related expenses or lost revenues not otherwise…
Apr 24, 2020
Skyrocketing costs of preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Drops in revenue from shutting down regular operations in terms of scheduled procedures.
Apr 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is distributing additional funds from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, beginning April 24.
Apr 23, 2020
The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases released a strategic plan for accelerating research to diagnose, prevent and treat COVID-19.
Apr 22, 2020
Statement on HHS announcement on distribution of additional funds from CARES Act from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Apr 22, 2020
The Senate approved by voice vote the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – a $484 billion COVID-19 relief package – which includes an additional $75 billion for hospitals, health systems and other health care providers
Apr 21, 2020
A panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health released COVID-19 treatment guidelines for health care providers, which will be updated as new data become available.
Apr 21, 2020
AHA statement on the Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancement Act from President and CEO Rick Pollack.