Covid-19HHS Presses Hospitals to Use New COVID-19 Data Reporting Modules
Effective July 15, hospitals can no longer use CDC/NHSN COVID-19 module to fulfill federal data reporting requirements.
StrategyAzar Says Federal Law Had Preexisting Conditions Covered Before ACA. Not so Much.
HHS secretary says preexisting conditions have the protections originally offered under HIPAA.
Covid-19AHA Urges Azar to Extend Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
The emergency declaration is scheduled to expire on July 25, but hospitals say the status should be extended until key...
StrategyAHA, AMA Oppose HHS Final Rule Reversing Obama-era Discrimination Protections
HHS said the final rule, which rolls back Obama-era regulations prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and the termination of...
FinanceAHA Asks HHS for $52B in Emergency Funding
The funding would be in addition to the $170 billion that the federal government has already provided to hospitals in...
Covid-19Medicaid Providers at the End of the Line for Federal COVID Funding
State Medicaid directors say that without immediate funding, many of the health facilities that serve Medicaid patients could close permanently.
Finance$50B in CARES Act Provider Relief: Where'd It Go? Where's It Going?
Federal officials say the object of the initial $30 billion blunderbuss distribution of funding was to get money to providers...
FinanceIn Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic
Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors? practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical...
StrategyDonna Shalala's Return to Washington and the Fight for the Cost of Healthcare
The nation's former and longest-serving secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reflects on her lengthy career...
StrategyAHA Backs OIG, as Trumps Calls Scathing Report on Hospital Chaos 'Just Wrong'
Trump disparaged the report at a Monday press availability, where he baselessly suggested it was politically motivated.
InnovationAre You Prepared for Information Blocking and Interoperability Compliance? Here's Help
Nonprofit The Sequoia Project offers a free webinar and materials to help organizations prepare for compliance, which will be "resource...
FinanceHHS Awards $100M to Health Centers to Prepare for COVID-19
The aid comes three weeks after President Donald Trump signed a $8.3 billion coronavirus funding package.