Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jul 31, 2020
There’s a poignant moment in Hamilton: An American Musical in which a despondent George Washington laments the long odds of his revolution, “a powder keg about to explode” unless he receives an immediate infusion of the supplies and reinforcements he was initially promised at the war’s start.
Jul 31, 2020
AHA, AMA and ANA release A public service announcement as part of campaign urging the public to wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Jul 30, 2020
The AHA and other national organizations representing the nation’s hospitals and health systems today urged congressional leaders not to include in the next COVID-19 relief package any surprise medical billing legislation that could further destabilize hospitals’ finances as they work to recover…
Jul 30, 2020
AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., authored an opinion article for USA Today, urging patients to continue to rely on hospitals and emergency rooms for non-COVID-19, life-saving, medically necessary care.
Jul 30, 2020
Nearly 44% of primary care visits for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries were telehealth visits in April, up from 0.1% in February, according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jul 30, 2020
AHA released The Future of Telehealth — Protecting Patient Access to Care, which urges Congress and the Administration to ensure telehealth flexibilities remain in place after the COVID-19 public health emergency and to reimburse virtual services on par with in-person care.
Jul 30, 2020
A federal judge in New York prevented the Department of Homeland Security from continuing to implement its public charge rule during the COVID-19 public health emergency and issued a nationwide injunction.
Jul 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added 12 new ICD-10 procedure codes to identify new therapies for COVID-19.
Jul 30, 2020
The AHA conveyed support for the Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act of 2020, a bipartisan proposal to ensure that vital funding through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund and similar programs provided in response to COVID-19 is not taxable.