COVID-19 interim final rule focus: Increased Medicare payment for qualifying COVID-19 treatment

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says HFMA believes CMS should modify the NCTAP payment as HFMA is concerned that payment methodology will not cover the cost of qualifying new COVID-19 treatments provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA November 6, 2020

CMS finalizes requirement for hospitals to report MA plan rates

In the FY21 IPPS final rule, CMS expanded controversial negotiated-price reporting requirements.

Rich Daly November 2, 2020

HFMA’s online Community continues to grow and evolve

The completion of HFMA’s major upgrade to its online Community platform just as COVID-19 pandemic was provided an improved networking experience and way to get answers to healthcare finance industry questions.

Melanie Binder October 30, 2020

6 common ground healthcare issues that may help in overcoming discord

In the nation's current political climate and the prevailing partisan divide, healthcare is home to six issues where there is political common ground that could lead to bipartisan solutions.

Ken Perez October 29, 2020

Ripple effects of the pandemic on the move toward value

In this HFMA executive roundtable, seven executives for health systems and health plans share how the pandemic has impacted their organization’s move toward value — and what it will take to foster transparency and trust under these models.

HFMA October 27, 2020

More policymaking likely as the 2020 presidential election approaches

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says given the Trump administration’s focus on transparency, it’s possible the Transparency in Coverage final rule could be released prior to the election.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA September 22, 2020

HFMA provides insight into 3 key areas of CMS’s 2021 IPPS final rule

HFMA's Chad Mulvany offers insight on key areas of the Inpatient Prospective Payment Service final rule, including market-based MS-DRG weights, Uncompensated Care DSH and Medicare bad debt requirements.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA September 9, 2020

CMS finalizes requirement for hospitals to report MA plan rates

Rich Daly September 3, 2020

Healthcare consumers want information personalized to their situation from health plans

HFMA's Chad Mulvany says patients and consumers need information that’s relevant to their specific clinical situation and out-of-pocket costs for price and quality information to be meaningful.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 3, 2020

Hospital groups urge court rejection of ‘unlawful’ charge transparency rule

Hospital advocates highlighted a range of statutory and cost concerns in amicus briefs to an appeals court considering a CMS price transparency requirement.

Rich Daly July 28, 2020
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