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<div>As COVID-19 pandemic materialized and spread, it has changed so much about healthcare delivery, how we prepare, and how we go about our daily lives.&nbsp; We are reminded how fragile our health and the healthcare system can be. As an i...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging healthcare facilities, which is partly due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies.&nbsp; Vulnerabilities in the supply chain have been exposed. As such, hospitals shoul...
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In the wake of COVID-19, many healthcare providers that traditionally relied on physical office space had to quickly adapt their operations to meet regulatory guidelines and ensure the safety of their employees by shifting to remote work. O...
On Demand Webinar | Basic | Coronavirus
Relying on aggressive financial policies and collection tactics won't help your organization adapt to the "patient as payer" model, especially after the pandemic.&nbsp; Instead, you need a strategy that helps patients easily navigate the fi...
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<div>The COVID-19 pandemic is causing major economic disruptions and has left many health systems struggling to find ways to drive cash supply and forecast budgets. The ability to pivot and prepare a financial operating plan that provides a...
Comment Letter | Coronavirus

HFMA Comments on Measures to Increase Provider Capacity and Reduce Administrative Burden During COVID-19 National Emergency

Comment Letter | Coronavirus

HFMA Comments on Measures to Increase Provider Capacity and Reduce Administrative Burden During COVID-19 National Emergency

HFMA submitted comments to the tri-agencies on the regulatory flexibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that the administration afforded physicians and hospitals when it used its section 1135 waiver authority to remove regulatory constraints to increasing inpatient capacity. HFMA asks the tri-agencies to exercise their powers to mandate all public and private insurers to eliminate administrative policies that typically increase burdens to clinicians and administrative personnel and ensure claims are processed promptly to provide hospitals the liquidity needed to cover increased expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter includes recommendations pertaining to:

  • Medical records
  • Peer-to-peer physician reviews
  • Precertification / Preauthorization
  • Appeal deadlines
  • Timely filing deadlines
  • Postpayment audits
  • Cost-sharing waivers
  • Restrictions on patient transfers on ventilators
  • 340B child sites

Download the comment letter


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