Going beyond price transparency compliance, patient payment in a time of COVID, and medical device security
Ogi Kwon of R1RCM discusses going beyond CMS price transparency compliance and toward a better patient experience. Chris Dunkerly and Doug Folsom from our sponsor TRIMEDX talk about about medical device cybersecurity. Five ways to strengthen patient relationships with sponsor CareCredit.
News Briefs: CMS says it plans aggressive price transparency enforcement
CMS has notified hospitals that they should expect aggressive enforcement of new price transparency rules, including via audits that were slated to start in January.
Post-election Washington policy outlook on health policy priorities
HFMA's Chad Mulvany speculates on health policy priorities and changes in the next 24 months, assuming we continue to have a divided government and President-elect Biden's campaign survives President Trump's many legal challenges about state vote counts.
Price transparency: the next chapter
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses the latest developments in the societal movement toward full price transparency in healthcare.
Healthcare News of Note: Noncompliance with new price transparency rules appears to be common
CMS's auditing of price transparency commpliance and Tennessee's Medicaid block grant program waiver getting approved are two topics in Healthcare News of Note. Also, HFMA revamps its “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast.
Appeals court rejects hospitals’ objections to new price transparency policy
An appeals court panel rejected hospitals’ effort to halt the Jan. 1 requirement for hospitals to begin posting the rates they negotiate with health plans.
Hospitals seek reversals of Trump policies, among various requests of Biden
Hospitals are urging a range of policy changes, including halting the new price transparency rules, by the incoming Biden administration.
Election Special: As the votes are tallied, we look at what the possible outcomes mean for healthcare
As the world waits for the results of the presidential election and other key races, Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany discuss what could happen in the coming months. Also in this episode, Joe Fifer interviews 4sight Health CEO Dave Johnson about what's next for hospitals after COVID-19. This episode is sponsored by TRIMEDX.
CMS warns a common hospital price transparency approach is noncompliant with new requirements
Many hospitals are using a rate-averaging approach to meet transparency requirements, which CMS recently deemed noncompliant.
CMS plans aggressive price transparency enforcement while hospitals urge a halt to the new rules
CMS plans aggressive enforcement of the looming hospital price transparency requirements, as hospitals urge judicial and Biden administration interventions.