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

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.

Nick Hut July 26, 2021

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.

Nick Hut July 20, 2021

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.

Nick Hut July 9, 2021

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.

Nick Hut July 2, 2021

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.

Nick Hut June 25, 2021

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.

Nick Hut June 13, 2021

Experts raise concerns about hospital merger-and-acquisition activity but differ on how Congress should respond

During a recent Senate hearing, a hospital advocate responded to criticism of consolidation stemming from mergers among hospitals and hospital acquisitions of physician practices.

Nick Hut May 24, 2021

Congress seeks stepped-up hospital price transparency enforcement as compliance issues continue to emerge

The bipartisan leadership of a congressional committee is urging HHS to enforce price transparency rules more stringently.

Nick Hut April 15, 2021
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