Special Bulletin

Mar 10, 2022
The House of Representatives last night passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year. The legislation also includes provisions beneficial to hospitals and health systems.
Mar 9, 2022
The House Appropriations Committee announced an agreement on omnibus appropriations legislation funding the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year.
Mar 8, 2022
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced the start of a short-term increase in focused inspections directed at hospitals and skilled nursing care facilities that treat or handle COVID-19 patients.
Mar 2, 2022
As you have seen the horror of the war in Ukraine, many of you have reached out asking how you can provide assistance
Feb 25, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced a major adjustment of its federal masking guidance pertaining to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including changes to the metrics that communities are urged to use when determining whether to require face coverings in indoor…
Feb 25, 2022
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Feb. 24 announced a redesign of the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model (GPDC), which launched last year and was supposed to continue through 2026.
Feb 24, 2022
A federal judge in Texas last night struck down certain parts of the federal government’s surprise medical billing regulations related to the arbitration process for determining payment for services by out-of-network providers, saying the regulations conflict with the text of the No Surprises Act.
Feb 11, 2022
The AHA and Musicians On Call are collaborating on a digital campaign to thank front-line caregivers around Valentine’s Day through digital promotions, social media and surprise virtual performances by celebrity artists.
Feb 8, 2022
Updates to the AHA's vision and mission statements that more directly reflect the importance of equity in advancing health of individuals and communities.
Jan 31, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 26 released more information to clarify its recently updated guidance on hospital co-location for critical access hospitals (CAHs) and physician offices.