Compliance

CMS makes templates available to help with aspects of the new surprise billing regulations

CMS has published templates and resources that can guide healthcare providers in implementing some of the surprise-billing requirements that take effect in January.

Nick Hut December 2, 2021

CMS finalizes vaccination requirements for hospitals and most other healthcare settings

If hospital staff aren’t fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, their organization will be deemed noncompliant with Medicare and Medicaid regulations, according to a new rule handed down Thursday by CMS.

Nick Hut November 13, 2021

CMS finalizes changes to the price transparency penalty, inpatient-only list and more for 2022

Medicare policies affecting price transparency, the inpatient-only list and more will take effect Jan. 1 after CMS published its 2022 final rule for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.

Nick Hut November 7, 2021

Additional requirements are needed to make healthcare price transparency worthwhile, report states

Updates to price transparency regulations should address compliance and formatting and incorporate new data elements.

Nick Hut November 4, 2021

Hospital groups urge changes to Provider Relief Fund distribution and reporting processes

HHS should send out the upcoming Provider Relief Fund distribution as quickly as possible and offer flexibility in the ongoing reporting process, hospital groups said.

Nick Hut September 30, 2021

Healthcare price transparency initiatives may fall flat due to systemic factors, expert says

Niall Brennan, a leading expert on healthcare cost drivers, is among the skeptics who doubt the ongoing price transparency push can result in a more efficient system.

Nick Hut September 23, 2021

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.

Nick Hut September 14, 2021

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.

Nick Hut September 9, 2021

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.

Rich Daly August 17, 2021

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.

Nick Hut August 14, 2021
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