COVID-19: Coverage and Reimbursement

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.
Several House subcommittees April 26 will hold hearings on a variety of issues that affect hospitals and health systems, including transparency, site-neutral payment policies, tax-exempt status, workforce shortages and the Provider Relief Fund.
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.
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.
Costs incurred after the public health emergency ends May 11 will not be eligible for funding under the COVID-19 Public Assistance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced March 30.  
CMS released additional guidance on changes to the Medicaid continuous enrollment requirement under recently enacted legislation funding the federal government through fiscal year 2023.
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).
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…
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…
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…