Special Bulletin

Dec 29, 2021
This document summarizes a letter from AHA to UnitedHealthcare on forthcoming changes to the insurer’s coverage criteria for emergency-level care.
Dec 28, 2021
This document outlines OSHA’s Dec. 27, 2021, decision to withdraw its emergency temporary standard for occupation exposure to COVID-19.
Dec 24, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is releasing updated guidance for isolation and quarantine for health care workers, decreasing their isolation time after infection with COVID-19.
Dec 22, 2021
The American Hospital Association will run a new print ad in The New York Times and The Washington Post highlighting the urgent need for all individuals to get vaccinated, get a booster shot and follow public health guidelines as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase rapidly across the…
Dec 21, 2021
President Biden today announced new actions designed to support hospitals and communities as they battle COVID-19 and the omicron variant. Among other efforts, the Administration will send 1,000 military doctors, nurses and medics to staff local hospitals; deploy teams to build more hospital beds;…
Dec 20, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dec. 17 issued a final rule with comment period related to certain policies for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS).
Dec 16, 2021
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, facilities and providers will need to adhere to several new policies required by the No Surprises Act. Specifically, facilities and providers will not be permitted to balance bill patients in certain out-of-network scenarios unless certain conditions are met, they must…