Nick Hut

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Hospital groups urge changes to Provider Relief Fund distribution and reporting processes

HHS should send out the upcoming Provider Relief Fund distribution as quickly as possible and offer flexibility in the ongoing reporting process, hospital groups said.

Nick Hut September 30, 2021

After a long wait, HHS sends out details on the next Provider Relief Fund distributions

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $25.5 billion in upcoming distributions from the Provider Relief Fund.

Nick Hut September 28, 2021

Site-of-care payment issues get highlighted by UnitedHealthcare and MedPAC

A new report issued by a leading health plan is the latest sign that hospitals and health systems can expect payers to ramp up implementation of site-neutral payments.

Nick Hut September 27, 2021

Recipients of COVID-19 vaccine boosters won’t have to pay anything out of pocket, CMS confirms

Medicare beneficiaries will owe nothing out of pocket for receiving an authorized booster dose, and the same applies to almost all Medicaid beneficiaries and most commercial health plan members.

Nick Hut September 26, 2021

Various technical challenges affect hospitals’ ability to fulfill public-health reporting obligations

A report issued by the federal government finds many hospitals struggling to exchange data electronically with public health agencies.

Nick Hut September 24, 2021

Healthcare price transparency initiatives may fall flat due to systemic factors, expert says

Niall Brennan, a leading expert on healthcare cost drivers, is among the skeptics who doubt the ongoing price transparency push can result in a more efficient system.

Nick Hut September 23, 2021

The hospital industry is projected to finish 2021 with a $54 billion loss, report finds

The financial turmoil that has affected hospitals and health systems throughout the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be alleviated during the remainder of this year, according to projections.

Nick Hut September 21, 2021

Study finds little correlation between market concentration and high healthcare prices

The findings have implications as policymakers consider ways to curb healthcare prices.

Nick Hut September 21, 2021

New rule describes the penalty associated with regulations on surprise billing

A new rule from HHS sets forth the maximum penalty for violations of new patient-billing regulations that take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Nick Hut September 14, 2021

AMA releases 2022 CPT code set with new options that apply to COVID-19 vaccination, digital care services and more

The new set features more than 400 CPT code changes from 2021.

Nick Hut September 10, 2021