Fact Sheets

May 19, 2020
The House of Representatives approved the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) on May 15, 2020, which included the COVID-19 Every Worker First Protection Act of 2020.
May 13, 2020
The Issue The Rural Community Hospital (RCH) demonstration tests an alternative payment model for small rural hospitals, in response to concerns that they face financial difficulties with Medicare’s inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). In particular, the demonstration focuses on hospitals…
May 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Accelerated Payment program provides necessary funds when there is a disruption in claims submission and/or claims processing.
May 6, 2020
The front-line caregivers in the COVID-19 crisis, including nurses, physicians, facilities management personnel, technicians and other health care providers, are working around the clock to care for patients and our communities.
May 6, 2020
Prevailing in the nation’s fight against COVID-19 requires the undivided focus and full deployment of health care facilities and professionals serving on the front lines of the pandemic across the country.
May 6, 2020
Health care coverage is critical to ensuring patients’ access to care, which supports their own individual health, as well helps prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The economic stress of the public health emergency already has cost millions of jobs and is therefore expected to increase the…
Apr 24, 2020
As hospitals rise to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head on, the virus and its effect on the nation have created historic financial pressures for America’s hospitals and health systems. Hospitals have canceled non-emergency procedures, and many Americans are postponing care as they shelter in…
Mar 31, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, provides resources and flexibility for rural hospitals.
Mar 30, 2020
The following questions and answers were jointly developed and approved by the American Hospital Association’s Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS and the American Health Information Management Association.
Feb 14, 2020
The Senate and House are both considering legislation to address surprise medical bills that patients may incur as a result of unexpected gaps in insurance coverage or medical emergencies. Below are brief summaries of the proposals under consideration. A