CMS and MedPAC Guidelines and Trends

Hospital groups urge court rejection of ‘unlawful’ charge transparency rule

Hospital advocates highlighted a range of statutory and cost concerns in amicus briefs to an appeals court considering a CMS price transparency requirement.

Rich Daly July 28, 2020

CMS acts to limit losses for participants in value-based payment programs during COVID-19

CMS offered numerous ways that providers in value-based payment models can reduce their financial risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rich Daly June 4, 2020

With 26,000 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, CMS ties money to outcomes

New federal data show that although only 4% of COVID-19 infections occurred in nursing homes, 17% of deaths from the disease happened in those locations.

Rich Daly June 3, 2020

Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says

Medicare is considering making permanent some of the temporary telehealth waivers it has issued during the pandemic.

Rich Daly May 27, 2020

With 40% of COVID deaths, post-acute care sites get funding, scrutiny

COVID-19 focus and assistance increasingly have been turning to post-acute care providers.

Rich Daly May 26, 2020

Hospital provisions could end up in the next coronavirus bill passed by Congress

Congress is expected to enact another major coronavirus bill with hospital provisions by early July.

Rich Daly May 26, 2020

CARES Act payback problem for some healthcare providers

HFMA is concerned about some providers ability to repay AAP Programs loans because they must repay CMS an average of $1.25 million more than received from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA May 21, 2020

White House healthcare leader expresses skepticism of mandatory models

The Trump administration’s healthcare policy leader was openly skeptical about further use of mandatory payment models after Medicare has added several in recent years.

Rich Daly November 14, 2019

Why the Trump administration is pursuing hospital payment cuts that courts have rejected

The Trump administration is continuing to push hospital payment cuts rejected by courts to make the case to Congress that new laws are needed, according to a senior White House official.

Rich Daly November 13, 2019

Hospitals baffled over why Medicare continues site-neutral payments, 340B cuts despite adverse court rulings

Hospital advocates blasted two major payment cuts that were implemented recently despite court orders overriding the cuts and warned about the consequences.

Rich Daly November 7, 2019
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