Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services Proposed Rule Summary
On May 3, 2023, CMS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule entitled “Medicaid Program; Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services” (88 FR 27960-28089). The rule proposes policies that take a comprehensive approach to improving access to care, quality and health outcomes, and better addressing health equity issues in the Medicaid program across fee-for-service, managed care delivery…
Beyond the News: What the end of the PHE means for Medicaid
HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut and HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack discuss the end of the public health emergency and what it means for Medicaid as well as a recent blog post from Stack on price transparency.
Highlights of the Administration’s FY 2024 Budget
HFMA presents a summary of healthcare-related proposals included in the President’s budget for fiscal year 2024, released by the Biden Administration on March 9, 2023.
Here comes the Medicaid unwinding: The healthcare industry braces for coverage disruptions
A potentially tumultuous period for revenue cycle teams in particular and the U.S. healthcare system in general begins April 1, with the phasing out of a three-year run of Medicaid continuous enrollment. The so-called Medicaid “unwinding” originally was connected to end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), which is scheduled for May 11. But…
Medicaid DSH Third-Party Payer Proposed Rule Summary
HFMA presents a detailed summary of the proposed rule that would address legislative changes to the hospital-specific limit on Medicaid DSH payments as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
During a potentially tumultuous Congress, healthcare stakeholders should communicate their policy priorities
With the 118th Congress bringing the potential for policy upheaval, one of the best things healthcare stakeholders can do is make themselves heard on Capitol Hill. The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives has signaled its intent to use the federal debt ceiling as leverage in budget negotiations. President Joe Biden and the…
Massive federal spending bill alleviates reimbursement concerns for hospitals, but less so for physicians
Healthcare provider advocates applauded the inclusion of key reimbursement relief measures and other policies in a proposed federal spending bill for FY23, although physician groups expressed concern about the outlook for their constituents. With a divided Congress looking to muster the votes to pass the legislation before a self-imposed deadline of week’s end, the bill includes many…
Prior Authorization and Interoperability for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP, and QHPs Proposed Rule Summary
HFMA presents a detailed summary of the proposed rule designed to improve the electronic exchange of health care data and streamline prior authorization processes, while continuing to encourage interoperability in the healthcare market.
Healthcare News of Note: UnitedHealth Group can proceed with Change Healthcare purchase after a favorable decision in an antitrust case
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: UnitedHealth Group cleared to acquire Change Healthcare, standard patient satisfaction surveys need to address DEI issues, and homebound older adults contribute to higher levels of Medicare spending.
Healthcare News of Note: Telehealth aids outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with opioid-use disorder
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Medicare beneficiaries initiating new episodes of OUD-related care get benefits from telehealth use, changes to inventory management strategies are coming for many sectors, and HAIs hit community hospitals hardest during the pandemic.