Action Alert

Aug 24, 2022
he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 1 released a request for information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which the agency notes will be used to inform potential future rulemaking.
Aug 15, 2022
Like individuals and families across America, hospitals and health systems are dealing with the difficult challenges of high inflation and ongoing effects of the pandemic.
Jul 21, 2022
The deadline for signatures on the bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letters circulating in the House and Senate that ask CMS to make critical changes to the hospital IPPS proposed rule for FY 2023 to more accurately reflect the cost of providing hospital care to patients has been extended to close of…
Jul 19, 2022
Bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letters are circulating in the House and Senate that would ask the Centers for Medicare…
Jul 15, 2022
Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., are spearheading a “Dear Colleague” letter to the Centers for Medicare…
Jun 9, 2022
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) April 18 issued its inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), LTCHs and PPS-exempt cancer…
Jun 7, 2022
Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., and Larry Bucshon, M.D., R-Ind., today introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022, legislation that would extend to health care workers federal protections against workplace violence, similar to those afforded to aircraft and airport…
May 26, 2022
As Congress begins its scheduled district and state work periods, the AHA is asking hospital and health system leaders to contact their lawmakers and urge them to halt further cuts to hospital payments.
Apr 22, 2022
As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, discussions will resume on a potential COVID-19 relief package, giving us an opportunity for our priorities to be included in this or other legislation before the Memorial Day recess. Other sectors, such as restaurants, gyms and hospitality…
Apr 8, 2022
Congress is leaving town for a two-week district work period without addressing any of the issues critical to dealing with COVID-19. That means Congress will likely resume discussions on a COVID-19 package when they return to Washington giving us an opportunity to get our priorities in the mix.