Price Transparency

News Briefs: Supreme Court ruling allows the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to proceed

A roundup of top news stories for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut February 1, 2022

Studies find glaring issues with federal price transparency requirements

The first year of federal price transparency regulations for hospitals hasn’t had high rates of compliance, nor has it consistently led to actionable information for consumers, according to two new studies.

Nick Hut December 21, 2021

New surprise billing regulations: How providers should be preparing to fulfill the pending requirement about good-faith estimates

Providers have had a mere three months to implement the processes needed to comply with a new requirement to provide uninsured patients with good-faith estimates in advance of services.

Nick Hut December 16, 2021

CMS makes templates available to help with aspects of the new surprise billing regulations

CMS has published templates and resources that can guide healthcare providers in implementing some of the surprise-billing requirements that take effect in January.

Nick Hut December 2, 2021

Annual Conference Day 1: HFMA’s Fifer talks industry challenges, opportunities and the importance of curiosity

The challenges facing the industry are momentous, but healthcare finance professionals should be optimistic about their ability to help find solutions, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer said during the kickoff session of the 2021 Annual Conference.

Nick Hut November 9, 2021

CMS finalizes changes to the price transparency penalty, inpatient-only list and more for 2022

Medicare policies affecting price transparency, the inpatient-only list and more will take effect Jan. 1 after CMS published its 2022 final rule for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.

Nick Hut November 7, 2021

Additional requirements are needed to make healthcare price transparency worthwhile, report states

Updates to price transparency regulations should address compliance and formatting and incorporate new data elements.

Nick Hut November 4, 2021

Providers must furnish ‘good-faith’ price estimates to self-pay patients starting next year

A newly issued federal rule on surprise billing includes regulations designed to improve price transparency for self-pay patients.

Nick Hut October 11, 2021

Healthcare price transparency initiatives may fall flat due to systemic factors, expert says

Niall Brennan, a leading expert on healthcare cost drivers, is among the skeptics who doubt the ongoing price transparency push can result in a more efficient system.

Nick Hut September 23, 2021

News Briefs: CMS plans to reinstate policies pertaining to the inpatient-only and ASC covered-procedures lists

A roundup of the top news affecting healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut August 27, 2021
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