October 2019: Developments and trends shaping healthcare finance
News Watch: News stories about recent developments and trends shaping healthcare finance in the United States.
Court tosses $380 million site-neutral payment cut
A federal judge rejected a large 2019 payment cut for many hospital outpatient departments.
Verma points to hospitals as the largest driver of healthcare costs
The Trump administration’s Medicare leader singled out hospitals as the leading driver of healthcare cost increases.
Analysis: Movement seen on overdue Medicare Discharge Planning Rule
The Medicare Discharge Planning Rule, which was sent to the Office of Management and Budget last week, would require hospitals to provide patients with data to help guide their selection of a post-acute care provider.
Analysis: Making smarter decisions about where to recover after hospitalization | HTML
HFMA’s Chad Mulvany looks at why the transition from acute to post-acute is one of the greatest opportunities to improve clinical outcomes, the patient/caregiver experience of care and reduce the total cost of care for older adults.
Price Transparency: The View from Washington
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses implications of a new federal report that addresses price transparency.
Understanding the 7 Options for CMS’s Hospital Charge Posting Rule
Hospitals can choose to post charges in a variety of ways, but not all methods comply with CMS’s recent rule that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019.
The Controversy over the Rules of the Game for the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Ken Perez examines the fundamental disagreement over how MSSP ACO savings are being measured and the potential fallout as participants consider leaving the program.
The ongoing pursuit of better payment models
HFMA will be your source for all things related to payment trends, as it may be one of the hottest topics in our industry.
Reducing Cancer Costs: Lessons from Leading Oncology Practices
Sita Kapoor highlights seven lessons learned from early participants in the CMS Oncology Care Model about reducing cancer care costs.