Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Dec 21, 2020
At a Glance House and Senate leaders late yesterday announced an agreement on a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that includes a number of provisions beneficial to hospitals and health systems. They also agreed on a roughly $1.4 trillion spending package that would fund the federal…
Oct 5, 2020
AHA's comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule regarding treatment of Medicare Advantage (MA)/Medicare Part C data in calculating a hospital’s disproportionate patient percentage (DPP) for fiscal years preceding fiscal year (FY) 2014.
Aug 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Aug. 4 released a proposed rule that would retroactively incorporate Medicare Advantage days into the Medicare fraction of a hospital’s disproportionate patient percentage for the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital program.
Mar 2, 2020
Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Dec 19, 2019
The Senate today voted 71-23 to pass legislation (H.R. 1865) funding the Department of Health and Human Services and other non-Defense agencies for fiscal year 2020.
Nov 21, 2019
The Senate today voted 74-20 to approve and send to the president a continuing resolution funding the federal government through Dec. 20 and delaying impending Medicaid cuts, among other provisions.
Nov 12, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a proposed rule intended to increase oversight and transparency in Medicaid supplemental payment programs, including Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, and how states finance these programs.
Aug 16, 2019
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the important role AHA member hospitals and health system leaders play in advocating for the field. This week, I’ll tell you exactly what we’re advocating for when Congress returns in September … and how you can help.