Medicare Cost Report

Critical access hospitals will avoid Medicare cuts stemming from Paycheck Protection Program loans, Verma says

CMS does not intend for PPP loans to factor into Medicare payments to rural providers, the agency’s administrator recently clarified.

Rich Daly August 14, 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

Hospitals worry latest Medicare transparency effort will increase costs

Hospitals have told CMS a proposed expansion of coming transparency requirements would increase their costs and costs of care overall.

Rich Daly July 17, 2020

HHS releases $4 billion more in COVID-19 assistance for hospitals

HHS recently released $4 billion in new coronavirus response assistance for hospitals based on their location, revenues and patient base.

Rich Daly July 15, 2020

Possible compromise in hospital price disclosure fight

While the Trump administration prevailed in the first round of the lawsuit challenging its price transparency policy, the American Hospital Association has indicated it will appeal the ruling.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA June 25, 2020

New hospital price transparency requirements included in IPPS proposed rule

CMS wants hospitals to start reporting median health plan payment rates and may use the information to help determine Medicare rate changes.

Rich Daly May 13, 2020

Hospital price study draws pushback

The dramatic conclusion of new research that hospitals prices are more than 200 percent of Medicare rates is raising questions among industry analysts.

Rich Daly December 23, 2019

47 hospitals have closed in 2019, MedPAC reports

Hospital closures have doubled so far in 2019, compared with 2018, according to a MedPAC analysis.

Rich Daly December 10, 2019

Analysis: Proposed negotiated-rate posting requirements from the OPPS rule

HFMA's Chad Mulvany offers insight into the major issues associated with CMS’s proposed new requirement for hospitals to post negotiated rates.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 28, 2019

12 details to know about the IPPS final rule

CMS issued a final rule for Medicare hospital IPPS payments in FY20.

Rich Daly August 6, 2019
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