COVID-19: Coverage and Reimbursement

Jan 30, 2023
CMS released additional guidance on changes to the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement under recently enacted legislation funding the federal government through fiscal year 2023.
Dec 5, 2022
The Wall Street Journal today published an article examining the federal government’s distribution of COVID-19 emergency funding to hospitals through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
Oct 14, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued new COVID-19 Public Assistance (PA) guidance for health care providers, which describes the methodology it will use to review medical billing costs as part of applications for FEMA reimbursement for certain costs associated with the…
Oct 3, 2022
The AHA yesterday joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other national organizations in urging the Supreme Court to review a 9th Circuit decision holding that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005 does not provide complete immunity from tort liability for health care…
Sep 15, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic in March 2020, our nation’s hospitals and health systems have coped with intense pressure on staff and resources. Hospitals also are facing a host of other related challenges, including workforce shortages, supply disruptions, and rising expenses. These…
Sep 13, 2022
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to extend the H@H program as currently authorized under the waiver to allow providers to continue to take steps to transform care delivery in a way that improves patient experience and outcomes while ensuring high patient safety. The Hospital…
Sep 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments through Nov. 4 on the challenges individuals face accessing health care services through CMS programs; impact of CMS policies and requirements on provider well-being and retention; strategies to address health inequities and social…
Sep 6, 2022
On Sept. 8, FEMA will repeat its recent webinar on a proposed new approach to reimburse hospitals for COVID-19 Public Assistance projects involving patient care revenue.
Aug 5, 2022
One important learning from the two-and-a-half-year COVID-19 pandemic is that the public health emergency (PHE) waivers made an enormous difference for hospitals and health systems.
Jun 23, 2022
All of America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and ownership type have provided essential care to their patients and communities during this historic COVID-19 pandemic, all while facing tremendous financial challenges and pressures.