Legal and Regulatory Compliance

News Briefs: Report finds unwillingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine drove healthcare job cuts in January

A roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut March 1, 2022

Medicaid eligibility: Strategies to provide care access and maximize reimbursement

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HFMA February 28, 2022

Paul Keckley: The healthcare regulatory climate for 2022 — What to expect

Hospitals, physicians and long-term care and ancillary service providers can anticipate significant changes in the regulatory climate in 2022. Although such changes are predictable, context is key: Regulatory policymaking in healthcare in the current environment is limited by disfunctional gridlock in Congress, the fact that 2022 is a mid-term election year and a high level of public anxiety about the economy and healthcare.

Paul H. Keckley, PhD February 7, 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

Shawn Stack: No Surprises Act is important move toward meaningful consumer transparency

The No Surprises Act, which became effective on Jan. 1 of 2022, will clearly benefit patients, .ut its larger impact is yet to be seen as the industry awaits the release of provisions targeting health plans and payers.

Shawn Stack January 31, 2022

As COVID-19 vaccination deadlines arrive for healthcare providers, CMS offers explanatory resources

As the deadlines arrive for providers to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, CMS has made various resources available to help healthcare entities determine whether and when the regulations apply to them.

Nick Hut January 27, 2022

HHS’s Office of Inspector General announces audit of providers’ COVID-19 billing practices

OIG has announced an audit of Provider Relief Fund recipients to ensure they did not balance-bill presumptive or actual COVID-19 patients.

Nick Hut January 26, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers can take effect nationwide, Supreme Court says

The court lifted injunctions that had halted implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in half the country, leaving hospitals and other affected providers with likely only a few weeks to begin complying.

Nick Hut January 21, 2022

No Surprises Act inspires short-term and long-term operational areas of focus

The rush may be over, but the race has just begun. After sprinting to implement the requirements of the No Surprises Act by the Jan. 1, 2022, deadline, providers must now shift attention to refining their processes for what lies ahead. Assuming familiarity with the law’s key requirements, providers and facilities are focused on the…

HFMA January 7, 2022

New surprise billing regulations: Assessing a patient’s network status will be a key challenge

With new surprise billing regulations in place, providers should seek to implement efficient processes for gauging whether a patient is in-network.

Nick Hut January 4, 2022
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