May 19, 2022
The AHA today urged swift action to hold MA plans accountable for inappropriately and illegally restricting access to medically necessary care.
Aug 11, 2021
This letter provides comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ guidance documents implementing the No Surprises Act’s provisions related to notice and consent and public disclosure.
Aug 11, 2021
The Hospital Price Transparency rule has been in effect since Jan. 1, 2021, requiring hospitals to disclose all of their privately negotiated rates with health plans, in addition to self-pay and chargemaster rates. Hospitals are also required to provide an online patient cost estimator tool or…
Mar 22, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its policy on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance
Mar 8, 2021
Regulators should prohibit health insurers from preventing hospitals and physicians in their networks from directly acquiring and storing drugs used in patient care. A number of large health insurers are requiring these providers to accept drugs purchased or handled by their own or affiliated…
Dec 11, 2020
AHA statement on CMS prior authorization rule from Senior Vice President for Public Policy Analysis and Development Ashley Thompson
Dec 9, 2020
Patients should not wear face masks, such as surgical or non-surgical masks and respirators, with metal parts and coatings during a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam, because they may become hot and burn the patient, the Food and Drug Administration reminded patients and health care providers.
Jun 9, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations addressing the treatment of direct primary care arrangements, health care sharing ministry memberships and certain government-sponsored health care programs under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Mar 2, 2020
The AHA, joined by three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems, filed a reply brief in their lawsuit challenging a 2019 Centers for Medicare…