Healthcare Legal

News Briefs: TMA returns to court over concerns about the No Surprises Act’s arbitration process

The Texas Medical Association has gone to court for a second time in less than a year over the independent dispute resolution process that’s part of the No Surprises Act.

Nick Hut November 18, 2022

Ken Perez: What U.S. hospitals and health systems can expect from the 2022 IRA

Passed on Aug. 7, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act has policy provisions that are significant for providers, but overall, it constitutes a mixed bag for hospitals and health systems.

Ken Perez October 2, 2022

CMS says EMTALA covers situations in which terminating a pregnancy is medically necessary

Even in situations that don’t qualify as life-threatening, the Biden administration says patients have the legal right to receive any type of stabilization measure at the discretion of their physician.

Nick Hut July 13, 2022

News Briefs: Supreme Court ruling allows the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to proceed

A roundup of top news stories for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut February 1, 2022

Rep. Suzan DelBene discusses the Improving Seniors‘ Timely Access to Care Act

HFMA senior editor Nick Hut is joined by Rep. Suzan DelBene to talk about the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act as well as following up on the Value in Health Care Act.

Erika Grotto November 29, 2021

Supreme Court leaves Affordable Care Act intact, but stakeholders say healthcare reform still has a ways to go

Hospital advocates applauded a Supreme Court ruling June 17 that left the Affordable Care Act in place.

Nick Hut June 18, 2021

Hospital groups ask Supreme Court to reverse payment cuts to 340B hospitals, off-campus provider-based departments

The American Hospital Association and other hospital groups are challenging 2020 appeals court decisions that allow HHS to continue slashing payments to 340B hospitals and to off-campus provider-based departments.

Nick Hut February 16, 2021

June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

Highlights include an HFMA webinar on improving collections and reducing bad debt, conference calls by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a Senate hearing on vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry.

Rich Daly January 22, 2021

Appeals court rejects hospitals’ objections to new price transparency policy

An appeals court panel rejected hospitals’ effort to halt the Jan. 1 requirement for hospitals to begin posting the rates they negotiate with health plans.

Rich Daly December 30, 2020

HHS starts distribution of $24 billion more in COVID grants but rejects one-third of applicants

More than 70,000 providers will share in the latest round of Provider Relief Fund grants, which total $24.5 billion.

Rich Daly December 17, 2020
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