COVID-19: Coverage and Reimbursement

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.
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.