Updated FEMA guidance notes availability of monetary assistance for COVID-19 vaccination activities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued updated guidance on medical care and associated costs for which monetary assistance is available during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Nick Hut April 2, 2021

Survey responses provide snapshot of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospital finances

A government-issued report used survey responses from hospital administrators to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitals in various aspects, including finances.

Nick Hut March 30, 2021

What healthcare stakeholders should know about the new COVID-19 relief legislation

New COVID-19 relief legislation includes funding for rural hospitals, provisions to increase the affordability of health insurance and more items of note for healthcare providers.

Nick Hut March 19, 2021

Providers that administer the COVID-19 vaccine are getting a payment bump from CMS

Providers will receive an increase in the Medicare payment rate for administering the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 15, CMS announced.

Nick Hut March 15, 2021

New federal guidance seeks to clarify reimbursement of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Federal agencies have issued new guidance intended to make it easier for healthcare providers to receive reimbursement for administering COVID-19 tests to insured individuals and for giving vaccinations to the uninsured.

Nick Hut March 1, 2021

A look at some of the healthcare-specific provisions in the pending COVID-19 relief legislation

As a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package makes its way through Congress, provisions under consideration could affect the Provider Relief Fund, the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces and Medicaid.

Nick Hut February 11, 2021

The pandemic’s disruption of the healthcare industry creates opportunities for innovative organizations

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says the sheer scale of disruption from the pandemic to providers’ finances, purchasers’ pocketbooks and care delivery models should create opportunities for innovative organizations.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA January 22, 2021

CMS waiver for hospital-at-home designed to address COVID-19-driven capacity issues | HFMA

While it’s been rumored that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was working on a hospital-at-home model, this is a short-term waiver designed to address COVID-19-driven capacity issues, said HFMA’s Chad Mulvany.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA December 14, 2020

CMS waiver for hospital-at-home designed to address COVID-19-driven capacity issues

HFMA December 13, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund clarifications provide much-needed information

Several clarifications related to the treatment of depreciation, expenses for stockpiling PPE and revenue to the HHS Provider Relief Fund (PRF) FAQs were released Nov. 18 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA November 24, 2020
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