Emergency Readiness

Dec 5, 2018
A coalition of 29 health care and public health organizations, including the AHA, today urged Congress to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (S. 2852/H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018.
Apr 21, 2021
The AHA shares with Senate and House leaders the association’s recommendations for infrastructure investments that should be included in an upcoming legislative package to ensure hospitals and health systems are fully equipped to care for their communities now and into the future, as well as…
Mar 26, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released interpretive guidance for emergency preparedness provisions in its 2019 final rule reducing certain regulatory burdens for providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Mar 22, 2021
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently updated its policy on “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Medical Care Eligible for Public Assistance
Mar 17, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response released "The Storm After the Storm: Healthcare in Texas Recovers from Severe Winter Weather.”
Mar 12, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 184 ambulance providers and suppliers in 36 states to participate in the Services Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model, which began Jan. 1.
Mar 10, 2021
Trust for America’s Health released its latest annual report assessing states on 10 public health readiness indicators ranging from whether they have a nurse licensing compact so jurisdictions can borrow medical personnel and a plan to surge public health laboratory testing to the share of…
Mar 2, 2021
AHA voiced support for the National Coronavirus Commission Act (S. 412), legislation that would create a national commission to examine lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to improve public health readiness.
Mar 2, 2021
A report issued by the group last month, the “National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation,” provides a framework for how hospitals and health systems, public health, government leaders and others can work together during future crises. The wide-ranging report addresses three primary areas in which…
Feb 18, 2021
Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran yesterday declared a public health emergency in Texas due to the winter storm.