Jul 7, 2021
Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability — known as PrintNightmare (CVE-2021-34527) — in the Windows Print spooler service.
Jul 2, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) June 21 published in the Federal Register an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for occupational exposure to COVID-19 that requires health care employers to take certain steps to protect their workers in settings where suspected or confirmed…
Jun 29, 2021
Member advisory provides tools and resources to navigate current blood supply shortage.
Jun 14, 2021
A soon-to-be-released study on hospital debt-collection practices is beginning to receive significant media attention, including an article posted this morning. The article, based on a Johns Hopkins University analysis of data collected on the largest 100 hospitals in the U.S. by revenue for the…
Jun 9, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced expanded COVID-19 response efforts in rural communities. Specifically, HRSA will increase the number of vaccines sent to rural communities, expand testing and other COVID-19 prevention services, and work to increase vaccine…
May 26, 2021
At Issue On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. This advisory covers the rule’s LTCH-related provisions. We issued a separate advisory on the inpatient PPS…
FBI Issues ‘Conti’ Ransomware Alert as High-impact Global Attacks Persist against Health Care and Critical Infrastructure
May 21, 2021
This cyber advisory reflects the FBI’s May 20 Conti alert, along with resources from AHA and other organizations.
May 20, 2021
The Centers for Medicare…
May 18, 2021
There are a number of events this week focused on hospital mergers and acquisitions and financials that could generate national media attention, as well as interest from local media. More details on those events, as well as a number of efforts the AHA has already taken and additional resources to…
CMS Begins Issuing Warning Notices to Hospitals for Noncompliance with Hospital Price Transparency Rule
May 3, 2021
The hospital price transparency rule took effect Jan. 1, 2021. CMS verified for the AHA that the agency has begun proactive audits of hospital websites and a review of complaints submitted through the CMS Hospital Price Transparency website.