Regulatory Compliance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 15 issued a final rule requiring the disclosure of ownership, managerial and other information for skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities (NFs).
The AHA strongly urges the FDA to work with Congress to enact an updated version of the Verifying Accurate Leading-Edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act. This legislation would establish a diagnostic-specific, risk-based framework that recognizes the essential role of clinical laboratories in…
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 11 proposed new standards for commercial sterilization facilities and certain health care organizations that use ethylene oxide (EtO). This Special Bulletin reviews the highlights of these proposals and provides additional background and insight on…
The AHA today urged swift action to hold MA plans accountable for inappropriately and illegally restricting access to medically necessary care.
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.
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…
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its policy on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance
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…
AHA statement on CMS prior authorization rule from Senior Vice President for Public Policy Analysis and Development Ashley Thompson
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.