April 1-5: What Events Are Coming in Health Care
March 28—Next week’s healthcare finance events and developments include the online posting of 340B ceiling prices by a federal agency.
Stay ahead of health care news developments by knowing what is on the healthcare horizon through the HFMA listing of coming hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums, and deadlines.
The following is a list of healthcare-related calendar items for the week of April 1 through April 5.
Monday, April 1
Webcast of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAM) titled “A Health Equity Approach to Obesity Efforts: A Workshop.” Learn more.
Deadline for hospitals unable to report eCQM data to the IQR program by April 1 to request an extraordinary circumstances exception. Learn more.
Beginning of the “Review and Dispute period” for Open Payments system on payments or transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals during 2018. Learn more.
Comments due on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations.”Learn more.
Deadline for comments on the HHS NPRM to enable covered entities using the HIPAA retail pharmacy transaction to clearly distinguish whether a prescription is a “partial fill,” where less than the full amount prescribed is dispensed, or a refill. Learn more.
Becker’s Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting (through April 4) in Chicago. Learn more.
Planned online publishing of 340B ceiling prices by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more.
National Medical Association 2019 Health Policy Colloquium (starts March 29) in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Tuesday, April 2
“Inventing the Future of Health Innovation” Summit by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
West Health’s Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Fortune Brainstorm Health 2019 (through April 3) in San Diego. Learn more.
Deadline for physicians and practices to submit their 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data. Learn more.
Hearing by the U.S. Senate Aging Committee titled “Alzheimer’s: New Directions in Biomedical Research and Caregiving.” Learn more.
Hearing by the House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions titled “Examining Surprise Billing: Protecting Patients from Financial Pain.” Learn more.
Hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee titled “Priced Out of a Lifesaving Drug: The Human Impact of Rising Insulin Costs.” Learn more.
Wednesday, April 3
Deadline for submitting Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient perspectives on care survey data for fourth quarter (4Q) 2018 discharges. Learn more.
Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Finding What Matters in Dark Data.” Learn more.
Deadline to review Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Provider Preview Reports with third quarter 2017 to second quarter 2018 data. Learn more.
Deadline to review Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preview Reports. Learn more.
Telemed Leadership Forum 2019 (through April 5) in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Thursday, April 4
Workshop by NAM titled “Improving Access to and Equity of Care for People with Serious Illness” in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Meeting of the AJMC Institute for Value-Based Medicine titled “Diabetes Management: Advances in Treatment and Management to Reduce Cost and Improve Outcomes.” Learn more.
Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Medication Management for Improved HEDIS® & STAR Ratings.” Learn more.
Chief Medical Officer Summit in Boston (through April 5). Learn more.
Public meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (through April 5) in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Friday, April 5
Application deadline for funding under HRSA’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program – Emergency Medical Services Supplement. Learn more.