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

HHS issues various updates to Provider Relief Fund FAQs

HHS updated its 60-page list of FAQs for recipients of Provider Relief Fund payments.

Nick Hut April 6, 2021

Updated FEMA guidance notes availability of monetary assistance for COVID-19 vaccination activities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued updated guidance on medical care and associated costs for which monetary assistance is available during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Nick Hut April 2, 2021

Unleashing the power of healthcare workforce data

Find out how one company helps healthcare organizations improve their workforce using a comprehensive assessment program to leverage real-time data and sophisticated analytics for insights on human capital and challenges.

HFMA April 1, 2021

HHS should ensure 340B hospitals remain eligible despite changes in payer mix, AHA says

Hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program could lose access due to payer mix changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic unless HHS issues a waiver.

Nick Hut April 1, 2021

News briefs: The new COVID-19 relief legislation could result in a big Medicare payment cut

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law March 11, could lead to a significant reduction in Medicare revenues if Congress does not act.

Nick Hut March 30, 2021

How a health system prepared to comply with CMS’s new price transparency rule

The efforts of one health system to meet state and federal price transparency regulations shows the benefit of integrating transparency efforts into a broader organizational strategy.

Elizabeth Barker March 12, 2021
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