Hospitals can use new CMS Condition of Participation regarding ADTs to enhance strategic alignment with independent physicians and post-acute providers

New requirements regarding notifications of admissions, discharges and transfers present both a challenge and a strategic opportunities for hospitals.

Lisa A. Eramo, MA March 10, 2021

Report: Large sampling reveals 30% of hospitals haven’t complied with any aspect of the new price transparency requirements

Hospitals have had an easier time posting the required price information for consumer-friendly shoppable services than for all the services in their chargemaster, according to a large survey.

Nick Hut February 13, 2021

Price transparency: the next chapter

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses the latest developments in the societal movement toward full price transparency in healthcare.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 22, 2021

HHS postpones deadline for hospitals to comply with Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements

With new legislation having modified the rules governing the reporting of Provider Relief Fund payments, HHS has indefinitely postponed the Feb. 15 reporting deadline.

Nick Hut January 20, 2021

New legislation seeks to take unwelcome surprises out of patient billing

A new law called The No Surprises Act is designed to prevent healthcare consumers from getting stuck with potentially large bills after receiving out-of-network care.

Nick Hut January 11, 2021

How to develop a winning pricing strategy in the post-COVID-19 consumer market

Providers and health plans should prepare for federally imposed price transparency mandates imposed by developing comprehensive pricing strategies tailored to their specific market positions, financials and operational objectives.

Kevin B. Sears, MHA August 27, 2020

Price transparency as a guiding principle: directionally correct

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers a perspective on HFMA’s approach to price transparency vis-à-vis the upcoming CMS regulations on payment rate transparency.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA August 27, 2020

HHS updates COVID-19 payment and reporting requirements

Hospitals will need to meet testing requirements after Sept. 1 to receive future Medicare payment increases for treating COVID-19 patients.

Rich Daly August 21, 2020

Create more accurate cost reports faster with Easy Work Papers by BESLER

A healthcare technology company talks about how its Easy Work Papers solution improves cost report accuracy and consistency, helping hospitals receive optimal revenue while maintaining compliance.

HFMA July 31, 2020

Implement these 6 safeguards against fraud accusations in telehealth

Healthcare providers should take care to comply with payer policies around telehealth.

Lisa A. Eramo July 10, 2020
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