‘Business as Usual’ in FTC Hospital Deal Enforcement, Former Official Says

Feb. 26—Despite an expected continuation of record hospital merger-and-acquisition deal volume, and warnings from the Trump administration, a former law enforcement leader said antitrust enforcement is not expected to change in 2018.

Rich Daly February 27, 2018

Governors Push Value-Based Pay Shift to Control Costs

Feb. 22—A bipartisan group of governors urged a range of steps by federal, state, and private payers to spur the shift to value-based payment and help control spiraling healthcare costs.

Rich Daly February 26, 2018

Feb. 22—Congress will take a look this week at one of the new breed of mergers that are shaking up the healthcare industry.

Feb. 22—Congress will take a look this week at one of the new breed of mergers that are shaking up the healthcare industry.

Rich Daly February 22, 2018

Congress Weighs Responses to Hospital M&A

Feb. 15—Reduced Medicare payments to practices acquired by hospitals, tightened 340B requirements, more telemedicine funding, and increased transparency were among the possible federal responses to hospital merger-and-acquisition (M&A) trends, as discussed this week by members of Congress.

Rich Daly February 15, 2018

Do Medical Credit Cards Make Sense for Providers?

Feb. 14—Can so-called medical credit cards help hospitals address growing bad debt challenges? 

Cheryl V. Jackson February 14, 2018

Hospital Cuts in Trump Budget Called ‘Troubling’

Feb. 13—Adverse impacts from federal spending cuts were just one type of concern that hospital advocates raised this week about the Trump administration’s proposed budget.

Rich Daly February 13, 2018

Title: 2018 ACA Marketplace Plan Selections Reach 97 Percent of 2017 Total

Feb. 7—Nationwide plan selections in government-run individual-insurance marketplaces reached 11.8 million during open enrollment for 2018, according to outside analysts.

Rich Daly February 8, 2018

Medicare Extenders and DSH Delay Face Uncertain Future

Feb. 6—Hospitals have faced a range of payment cuts since a regularly renewed package of Medicare funding lapsed at the end of 2017. But those cuts soon could be reversed.

Rich Daly February 7, 2018

CMS Offers Hospitals New Medicare Appeals Option

Feb. 6—A new settlement offer to resolve outstanding Medicare claims that have been denied on appeal is available for a limited time from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The offer guarantees 62 cents on the dollar for claimed payment and payable on a faster timetable than previously available.

Mark Taylor February 6, 2018

Proposal Calls for 1.84 Percent Rate Hike for 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans

Feb. 5—Medicare Advantage (MA) plans would receive a 1.84 percent pay boost in 2019 under a recently issued proposed call letter.

Rich Daly February 6, 2018
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