Emergency Readiness

Dec 5, 2018
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (S. 2852/H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018.
Jun 17, 2021
AHA, others urge 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a decision holding that the PREP Act provides broad immunity from tort liability to health care providers and other covered entities, June 16, 2021.
May 27, 2021
The AHA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to make a substantial investment of at least $58 billion in improving hospital and health system resilience against the growing threats posed by extreme weather, seismic events, wildfires and novel pathogens.
Apr 21, 2021
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming legislative package to ensure hospitals and health systems are fully equipped to care for their communities now and into the future, as well as…
Mar 26, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released interpretive guidance for emergency preparedness provisions in its 2019 final rule reducing certain regulatory burdens for providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Mar 22, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its policy on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance
Mar 17, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released "The Storm After the Storm: Healthcare in Texas Recovers from Severe Winter Weather.”
Mar 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 184 ambulance providers and suppliers in 36 states to participate in the Services Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model, which began Jan. 1.
Mar 10, 2021
Trust for America’s Health released its latest annual report assessing states on 10 public health readiness indicators ranging from whether they have a nurse licensing compact so jurisdictions can borrow medical personnel and a plan to surge public health laboratory testing to the share of…