American Hospital Association March 4, 2024

The AHA March 4 urged Congress to consider a number of actions to support hospitals’ efforts to care for patients as the entire health care system continues to navigate the effects of the ongoing cyberattack against Change Healthcare.

“This incident demands a whole of government response,” AHA wrote to House and Senate leaders.

In the letter, AHA urged congressional leaders to press upon the Department of Health and Human Services the importance of the need for immediate action with a particular focus on:

• Directing the Medicare Administrative Contractors to prioritize and expedite review and approval of hospital requests for Medicare advanced payments.
• Issuing guidance to all payers that outlines expectations that payers will implement periodic interim payments or advanced...

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