Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 12, 2020
The House of Representatives today is expected to vote on a supplemental funding package, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, released last night by House Democratic leaders related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mar 11, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released a number of new documents related to COVID-19. This includes:
Mar 11, 2020
AHA asks the President to declare the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a disaster or emergency under the Stafford Act or the National Emergencies Act. This step is necessary to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar the authority to take critical actions,…
Mar 11, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and hospital and health system leaders met with top Administration officials at the White House to discuss the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Centers for Medicare…
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AHA Digital Pulse

Mar 11, 2020
This new benefit for AHA members will make it easier for you to monitor your performance over time and connect with others. Take your assessment and join the growing digital health community.
Mar 10, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said the agency is in the process of setting up a public tracker for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, and it could be available this week.  
Mar 9, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for evaluating and testing patients for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and for assessing and managing health care personnel with potential exposure to patients with the virus.  
Mar 6, 2020
Health care is a team sport. Patients benefit when health care teams work together to enhance care coordination. This has taken on an even greater urgency as our country prepares for and responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 
Mar 6, 2020
America’s Health Insurance Plans said it is taking action to make sure plans cover COVID-19 diagnostic testing and reduce service barriers, such as prior-authorization and cost-sharing. AHIP also is encouraging the use of telehealth and at-home care to widen access. 
Mar 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) March 5 released information on the coverage and payment of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) under Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Individual and Small Group Markets. CMS also announced that it developed a…