Nick Hut

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Hospital-at-home programs are gaining traction and have well-documented benefits, experts say

A Medicare waiver issued in late 2020 has spurred more health systems to implement home-care programs for acute conditions.

Nick Hut July 30, 2021

Study: In price negotiations with hospitals, self-insured employers lack leverage

The vast difference in market power between hospitals and employers leaves the latter group with little recourse in negotiations, according to a new study.

Nick Hut July 29, 2021

ACO leaders support new bill designed to boost participation in value-based payment

Accountable care organizations stand to benefit from a new bill that would increase investment funding and make changes to federal ACO programs, several executives said.

Nick Hut July 26, 2021

Fitch describes the heightened risk posed by cyberattacks on not-for-profit hospitals

Cyberattacks on NFP hospitals increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic and show no signs of abating, Fitch says.

Nick Hut July 26, 2021

HFMA’s Annual Conference virtual preview offers a glimpse of what’s coming in November

The three-hour virtual preview of the Annual Conference, including a look at the educational tracks, key speakers and other attractions, is available on-demand.

Nick Hut July 23, 2021

Study establishes a link between surges in COVID-19 cases and risk of mortality at hospitals

Statistical analysis shows nearly a quarter of COVID-19 deaths during the first six months of the pandemic could be ascribed to high caseloads at hospitals.

Nick Hut July 22, 2021

In 2022 OPPS rule, CMS plans to reinstate policies pertaining to the inpatient-only and ASC covered-procedures lists

The 2022 proposed rule for the Outpatient Prospective Payment System would reverse 2021 policies that began to phase out the inpatient-only list of procedures and expand the covered-procedures list for ambulatory surgical centers.

Nick Hut July 21, 2021

Annual healthcare investor conference showcases the innovation taking place in the not-for-profit hospital industry

At the 2021 Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference, health system executives and industry thought leaders described how hospitals are evolving to meet the needs of communities.

Nick Hut July 20, 2021

CMS is preparing to make noncompliance with price transparency requirements much more expensive

A hospital with at least 550 beds would owe more than $2 million in penalties for a year of noncompliance with new price transparency requirements, according to a proposed rule.

Nick Hut July 20, 2021

CMS’s 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule: A look at telehealth provisions and overall payment rate changes

Clinicians will be able to seek payment for providing mental health visits to Medicare beneficiaries via audio-only telehealth, according to newly proposed regulations from CMS.

Nick Hut July 15, 2021