Special Bulletin

Jun 19, 2020
Download the Special Bulletin: CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Medicaid Drug Value-based Purchasing Arrangements  
Jun 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated its FAQs on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act emergency relief fund, with specific attention to provider reporting related to these funds.
Jun 16, 2020
The Federal Reserve Board announced it will seek public comments on a proposal to expand its Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, a move advocated for by the AHA. The Main Street Lending Program offers loans to small and medium-…
Jun 15, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week announced that it is planning an additional $10 billion distribution of funds to hospitals that have been particularly affected by the increased burden of caring for those with COVID-19. To inform how these funds are distributed, HHS is…
Jun 11, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the methodology used to distribute funds to hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients. The department this week stated that these hospitals would be recipients of an additional $10 billion in…
Jun 9, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it will distribute $10 billion from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of Medicaid patients or provide large amounts of uncompensated care.
Jun 9, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced in an email that it is planning an additional $10 billion distribution of funds to hospitals that have been particularly affected by the increased burden of caring for those with COVID-19. To inform how these funds are…
Jun 8, 2020
This document outlines changes made by the Food and Drug Administration to its policy governing the decontamination and reuse of certain respirators during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Jun 4, 2020
The Senate yesterday approved by unanimous consent the AHA-supported Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) to allow more leeway for small business loans during the COVID-19 crisis. The House passed the bill last week, and President Trump is expected to sign it.
Jun 4, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance on June 2 for states implementing the Medicaid Optional Uninsured COVID-19 Testing (XXIII) Group, established by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.