Regulatory

Jan 30, 2020
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed regulation related to Medicaid program financing and supplemental payments.
May 1, 2020
Statement on additional regulatory waivers from CMS from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Mar 5, 2020
The AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services to take a number of regulatory actions that would help hospitals and health systems better prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Among other actions, AHA urged HHS to enable broader use of telehealth and…
Mar 4, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Feb. 24 began implementing new standards for immigration public charge decisions. When making certain immigration determinations, the government considers whether someone can support themselves financially or if they are at risk for becoming a “public…
Mar 4, 2020
On Feb. 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing new “public charge” rules for certain immigrants seeking to obtain lawful permanent residence (a green card) in the U.S. Several lawsuits challenging the rule are working through the courts. However, the new rules are…
Feb 21, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 20 issued a rule proposing changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which bundles payment to acute care hospitals for hip and knee replacement surgery.
Feb 10, 2020
President Trump today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The budget request, which is not binding, proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years.
Feb 4, 2020
The CMS Jan. 31 issued a proposed rule that would implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces (or “exchanges”) for 2021.
Jan 30, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 30 released new Medicaid guidance to states that would enable them to apply for 1115 waiver authority to receive a defined amount of federal funding to cover services for certain healthy adults.