CMS and MedPAC Guidelines and Trends

October 2019: Developments and trends shaping healthcare finance

News Watch: News stories about recent developments and trends shaping healthcare finance in the United States.

Rich Daly October 2, 2019

Court tosses $380 million site-neutral payment cut

A federal judge rejected a large 2019 payment cut for many hospital outpatient departments.

Rich Daly September 24, 2019

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.

Rich Daly July 25, 2019

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.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA May 31, 2019

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.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA May 15, 2019

Price Transparency: The View from Washington

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses implications of a new federal report that addresses price transparency.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA December 26, 2018

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. 

Jamie Cleverley October 18, 2018

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.

Ken Perez October 16, 2018

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. 

Kevin Brennan, FHFMA, CPA September 26, 2018

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.

Sita Kapoor September 25, 2018
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