CMS is encouraging hospitals and other health care providers to review a new publication, “Community Pan-Flu Preparedness: A Checklist of Key Legal Issues for Healthcare Providers," which is the result of a public interest dialogue session convened by the American Health Lawyers Association, the HHS Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The guide is designed to assist providers and public health communities as they consider the legal impediments and implementation challenges to community pan-flu preparedness, and it offers practical solutions to such challenges.