COVID-19: Coverage and Reimbursement

Apr 25, 2022
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have experienced surging costs for labor, drugs, supplies, equipment and other resources required to care for patients, according to a new AHA report. Among other findings, between 2019 and 2021, labor expenses per patient rose 19.1%, with travel…
Apr 25, 2022
In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and…
Apr 24, 2022
Hospitals appreciate the support and resources that Congress have provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; however, additional support is needed to keep hospitals strong so they can continue to provide care to patients and communities.
Apr 13, 2022
The following questions and answers were jointly developed and approved by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the American Health Information Management Association.
Mar 2, 2022
President Biden yesterday extended through July 1, 2022, 100% federal reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program for eligible costs associated with ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts and vaccine initiatives. The policy was set to expire April 1.
Mar 1, 2022
To date, there have been approximately 4.5 million total reported COVID-19 hospital admissions, with 49% of those admissions occurring since July 1, 2021 during the Delta and Omicron surges. Despite these drastic surges, no Provider Relief Funds have been allocated or disbursed to address the…
Feb 8, 2022
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations today urged congressional leaders to act quickly to ensure hospitals and health systems have the additional resources they need to continue to care for their communities and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, including additional relief…
Feb 3, 2022
Starting this spring, Medicare will allow beneficiaries to receive up to eight free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests monthly at eligible pharmacies and other entities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today.