Apr 9, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 7 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS). CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 7.
Mar 17, 2021
President Biden March 11 signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and health systems. A summary of provisions affecting hospitals and health systems follows.
Mar 10, 2021
With the emergency use authorization for a third COVID-19 vaccine, progress is being made in efforts to vaccinate the public. Still, challenges remain, particularly with communication around supplies and eligibility.
Mar 1, 2021
At a Glance As part of the April refresh of Care Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to update its hospital overall star ratings. These ratings will be calculated using the revised methodology finalized in the Calendar Year 2021 outpatient prospective payment…
Feb 1, 2021
Compilation of Ad Council research and message strategies for overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
Jan 14, 2021
On Dec. 27, 2020, the No Surprises Act was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133; Division BB – Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions).
Dec 29, 2020
To help advance the public’s confidence and trust in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution, the AHA continues to develop and collate resources that hospitals and health systems can use as COVID-19 vaccines become available in their communities.