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…
Jan 29, 2020
AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton writes that recent suggestions by FTC officials that the agency intends to challenge every hospital merger in the pipeline and antipathy toward Certificates of Public Advantage are troubling on a number of levels.
Nov 7, 2019
The AHA this week encouraged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to standardize certain prior authorization processes to reduce administrative burden, and improve how it ensures that beneficiaries receive access to the services they need.
Oct 11, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule on the Medicare Conditions of Participation changes requirements that the agency identified as unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers. The provisions take effect Nov. 29.