CMS acts to limit losses for participants in value-based payment programs during COVID-19
CMS offered numerous ways that providers in value-based payment models can reduce their financial risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With 26,000 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, CMS ties money to outcomes
New federal data show that although only 4% of COVID-19 infections occurred in nursing homes, 17% of deaths from the disease happened in those locations.
Medicare considering making telehealth expansion permanent, Verma says
Medicare is considering making permanent some of the temporary telehealth waivers it has issued during the pandemic.
With 40% of COVID deaths, post-acute care sites get funding, scrutiny
COVID-19 focus and assistance increasingly have been turning to post-acute care providers.
Hospital provisions could end up in the next coronavirus bill passed by Congress
Congress is expected to enact another major coronavirus bill with hospital provisions by early July.
CARES Act payback problem for some healthcare providers
HFMA is concerned about some providers ability to repay AAP Programs loans because they must repay CMS an average of $1.25 million more than received from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
White House healthcare leader expresses skepticism of mandatory models
The Trump administration’s healthcare policy leader was openly skeptical about further use of mandatory payment models after Medicare has added several in recent years.
Why the Trump administration is pursuing hospital payment cuts that courts have rejected
The Trump administration is continuing to push hospital payment cuts rejected by courts to make the case to Congress that new laws are needed, according to a senior White House official.
Hospitals baffled over why Medicare continues site-neutral payments, 340B cuts despite adverse court rulings
Hospital advocates blasted two major payment cuts that were implemented recently despite court orders overriding the cuts and warned about the consequences.
HFMA: CMS transparency effort misses the mark
Podcast: HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses HFMA’s perspectives regarding a CMS proposed rule that has generated controversy in that it would require the public release of rates hospitals negotiated with health plans.