Regulatory

Jan 27, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration announced an import alert on all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico, noting that 84% of those it analyzed from April through December 2020 did not comply with FDA regulations and more than half contained toxic ingredients at dangerous levels, including…
Jan 15, 2021
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar directed the department’s operating divisions and offices to review and revise their procedures related to civil enforcement actions and adjudications “to ensure that they promote fairness and transparency.”
Jan 11, 2021
The AHA provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the hospital and hospital health care complex cost report.
Jan 11, 2021
UnitedHealthcare has suspended through the end of this month certain prior authorization requirements for in-network hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in its Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, individual and group health plans.
Jan 11, 2021
At A Glance Health plans often inappropriately delay or decline coverage for medically necessary care. This can undermine the quality of care that is provided, strain the provider/patient relationship, result in bad debt for providers and unexpected bills for patients, and increase the burden on…
Jan 11, 2021
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed changes to the hospital and hospital health care complex cost report.
Jan 8, 2021
Under a final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services must periodically assess each regulation to determine whether it has a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, and if so review the regulation to determine whether to retain, modify or eliminate it.