Dec 7, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission this week discussed several draft recommendations for Congress, which the panel could vote on in January.
Nov 1, 2018
A federal court today ruled in favor of the AHA and its member hospital plaintiffs, and reinstated a mandamus order establishing annual deadline-based targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level.
Oct 24, 2018
AHA and member hospitals yesterday told a federal court that court-ordered targets for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the Administrative Law Judge level remain crucial for ensuring a maintenance of effort by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sep 25, 2018
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department are likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office, according to a study released today and prepared for the AHA.
Mar 5, 2021
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed a draft recommendation that Congress require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to transition to an indirect medical education adjustment that considers both inpatient and outpatient care.
Mar 2, 2021
The House of Representatives Feb. 27 approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
Feb 19, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes for billing Medicare for the combination monoclonal antibodies bamlanivimab and etesevimab, made by Eli Lilly and Co.
Feb 11, 2021
America’s hospitals and health systems, and our heroic caregivers, have been on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 for the past year, working tirelessly to provide needed care to patients and communities.