Compliance

Waystar simplifies existing revenue cycle systems for more effective payment

With the industry’s largest SaaS RCM platform, one company surrounds and supplements health systems’ existing systems to simplify healthcare payments.

HFMA August 31, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Mayo Clinic in Minnesota earns top spot in Best Hospitals ranking

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: 20 hospitals named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll, HHS declares monkeypox a public health emergency, and a look at maternal mortality rates among high-income countries.

Deborah Filipek August 8, 2022

CMS says EMTALA covers situations in which terminating a pregnancy is medically necessary

Even in situations that don’t qualify as life-threatening, the Biden administration says patients have the legal right to receive any type of stabilization measure at the discretion of their physician.

Nick Hut July 13, 2022

CMS looks to tweak Medicare conditions of participation for critical access hospitals

A recently issued proposed rule includes a few new conditions of participation for critical access hospitals.

Nick Hut July 7, 2022

Price transparency update: 6-figure fines have been handed down for hospital noncompliance

The federal price transparency requirements for hospitals entered a new phase this month, with CMS not only issuing the first fines for noncompliance but also publicizing those penalties.

Nick Hut June 23, 2022

HHS policy update: Recent developments include an extension of the public health emergency and notable progress in reducing the Medicare appeals backlog

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a 90-day extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency, ensuring the PHE will last until at least mid-July.

Nick Hut April 18, 2022

News Briefs: Report finds unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine drove healthcare job cuts in January

A roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut March 1, 2022

As COVID-19 vaccination deadlines arrive for healthcare providers, CMS offers explanatory resources

As the deadlines arrive for providers to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, CMS has made various resources available to help healthcare entities determine whether and when the regulations apply to them.

Nick Hut January 27, 2022

HHS’s Office of Inspector General announces audit of providers’ COVID-19 billing practices

OIG has announced an audit of Provider Relief Fund recipients to ensure they did not balance-bill presumptive or actual COVID-19 patients.

Nick Hut January 26, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers can take effect nationwide, Supreme Court says

The court lifted injunctions that had halted implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in half the country, leaving hospitals and other affected providers with likely only a few weeks to begin complying.

Nick Hut January 21, 2022
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