Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 18, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement the new specific ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19, U07.1, April 1 rather than Oct. 1 as originally planned, the agency said.
Mar 18, 2020
AHA joined physician and other groups urging CMS to take steps to ensure COVID-19 does not derail the Alternative Payment Model and value movement. Specifically, the groups urged CMS to “allow flexibility with existing deadlines and requirements and take steps to ensure clinicians are not…
Mar 18, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 FAQ page for health care professionals, including links to relevant guidance and resources.
Mar 18, 2020
CMS released COVID-19 infection control guidance for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations, noting that there may be circumstances where a PACE organization may need to implement strategies that do not fully comply with CMS PACE program requirements.
Mar 18, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides a statement on CMS's announcement over elective surgeries.
Mar 18, 2020
Hospital and health system leaders from Israel and Singapore shared their experiences on preparing for and responding to COVID-19 on a webinar hosted by the AHA and Federation of American Hospitals. Presenters discussed their experiences and offer advice for U.S. hospitals and health systems.…
Mar 17, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to challenge hospitals and health systems nationwide, many are responding with innovative solutions and new protocols to ensure patient safety. Leveraging telehealth services and moving testing and triage efforts associated with the new virus outside hospital…
Mar 17, 2020
AHA urges Congress to quickly pass “critically needed” direct financial assistance for hospitals and health systems to combat the pandemic, including assistance for hospitals investing in infrastructure, equipment and supplies, and a full payroll tax credit or other mechanism to offset…
Mar 17, 2020
The House of Representatives yesterday passed by unanimous consent a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The revisions made technical corrections to the legislation that the House passed March 14. See…