Nick Hut

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Why the federal agency that oversees healthcare payment innovation is rethinking its approach

The director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is conducting a “strategic refresh” of the agency to consider how the healthcare industry’s transition to value can be improved.

Array April 25, 2021

Prospective CMS administrator’s confirmation hearing highlights Congress’s desire to expand telehealth coverage

In a confirmation hearing for prospective CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, various members of the Senate Finance Committee expressed their hope to implement a permanent expansion of Medicare telehealth coverage.

Array April 21, 2021

Update on Medicare payment policy for treatments involving bamlanivimab

Medicare no longer will pay healthcare providers for administering the COVID-19 treatment bamlanivimab now that the FDA has revoked the Emergency Use Authorization for treatments in which the drug is administered alone.

Array April 20, 2021

7 steps for supporting organizational well-being and mitigating clinician burnout

As part of a strategy to mitigate burnout and boost clinician well-being, interventions should be tailored to the specific needs of teams.

Array April 19, 2021

Congress seeks stepped-up hospital price transparency enforcement as compliance issues continue to emerge

The bipartisan leadership of a congressional committee is urging HHS to enforce price transparency rules more stringently.

Array April 15, 2021

Hospital M&A activity was low in Q1 2021 but could increase soon

Hospital M&A tracking firms reported low volumes in the first quarter of 2021 but also saw indications that the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic will drive higher levels of activity.

Array April 14, 2021

Hospital investments should emphasize the virtual over the physical, Wall Street panelists say

Virtual-care capacity represents a better investment for healthcare providers than brick-and-mortar expansions, according to a Wall Street analyst.

Array April 12, 2021

CMMI announces Direct Contracting participants but cancels second round of applications

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced the 53 entities that have been accepted as participants in the new Global and Professional Direct Contracting model.

Array April 9, 2021

National Academy of Medicine paper explores transformation opportunities for health systems

Authored by leaders of four large health systems and two hospital associations, a new paper examines priorities for healthcare transformation from the perspective of care delivery organizations.

Array April 8, 2021

HHS issues various updates to Provider Relief Fund FAQs

HHS updated its 60-page list of FAQs for recipients of Provider Relief Fund payments.

Array April 6, 2021