New rule describes the penalty associated with regulations on surprise billing
A new rule from HHS sets forth the maximum penalty for violations of new patient-billing regulations that take effect Jan. 1, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccination of staff now a condition of participation in Medicare and Medicaid, CMS announces
In a major expansion of COVID-19 vaccine requirements, the Biden administration announced Sept. 9 that all staff working at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facilities must receive the vaccine.
March 2-6: Medicare advisers meeting is among upcoming healthcare finance events
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of March 2.
FTC says reviews of mergers and acquisitions can be initiated even after statutory deadlines
Hospitals and health systems can expect M&A reviews to become more rigorous after a recent White House executive order.
Fitch describes the heightened risk posed by cyberattacks on not-for-profit hospitals
Cyberattacks on NFP hospitals increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic and show no signs of abating, Fitch says.
CMS is preparing to make noncompliance with price transparency requirements much more expensive
A hospital with at least 550 beds would owe more than $2 million in penalties for a year of noncompliance with new price transparency requirements, according to a proposed rule.
A closer look at the new surprise billing regulations: The impact on balance billing
New regulations on surprise billing will affect hospital billing processes starting in 2022.
Government agencies issue the first set of regulations restricting surprise billing
In a development that many healthcare stakeholders have awaited for months, four federal agencies on Thursday, July 1 released new regulations prohibiting surprise billing in many scenarios.
The state of the 340B program: What the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling meant, and which issues still loom
An under-the-radar aspect of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act involved hospital eligibility for the 340B program, an industry expert says.
HHS sends letter to providers, insurers reinforcing requirements for COVID-19 vaccination and testing to be free for all recipients
Xavier Becerra, secretary of HHS, issued a letter emphasizing that out-of-pocket fees for COVID-19-related services are prohibited.