American Hospital Association ‘strongly’ urges mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers
Jul 23, 2021
Vaccination protects personnel at work and in the community, and reduces the risk of unintentionally bringing the disease to work and transmitting it to patients and peers, AHA said.
AHCA and other groups pushing for extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut; Congress reaches deal on third...
Dec 21, 2020
Healthcare providers, including nursing homes, are demanding continued relief from the 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief would help improve the “relatively...
Providers seek extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut relief through 2021
Oct 23, 2020
Four of the nation’s top provider groups representing long-term care, home health and hospitals are calling on Congress to extend a moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and for the...
Hospitals: Change SNF pay
Aug 01, 2014
The government should adopt Medicare payment policies that better support hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, the American Hospital Association urged in a recent letter to a top healthcare official.
AHA pushes for payment policies to benefit hospital-based skilled nursing facilities
Jun 27, 2014
The government should adjust Medicare payment policies to better support the type of care provided in hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, the American Hospital Association urged in a recent letter...
Hospitals object to collecting their own data as part of post-acute reform, urge revisions to draft legislation
May 15, 2014
Hospitals should not be required to collect patient assessment data as part of an effort to revamp post-acute care, the leader of the American Hospital Association argued in a recent letter to top Congressional...
Current quality measures are unfair to providers serving economically disadvantaged populations, National...
Apr 30, 2014
Nursing homes and other healthcare providers face reduced reimbursements from government programs if they serve economically disadvantaged patients, according to a recent National Quality Forum report....
The potential break-up between hospitals and long-term care
Apr 17, 2014
The attempts of the hospital lobby and long-term care to move beyond casually dating to going steady hit a snag at the steps of a courthouse Monday.
Hospitals slap the government with lawsuits over ‘two-midnight’ policy to reduce observation...
Apr 16, 2014
The American Hospital Association and other hospital groups have sued the federal government over the so-called “two-midnight rule,” which was designed in part to ease access to skilled nursing...
Extra audits clog and freeze Medicare appeals process
James M. Berklan
Mar 01, 2014
Providers who want to have an administrative law judge consider a Medicare claim appeal can save their breath and memos for now.