John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
CommonSpirit's announcement is in line with a national push by hospital stakeholders and policy experts to improve access and affordability for coronavirus testing and treatment.
CMS says the waiver will give state governments more flexibility to respond to the epidemic.
The U.S. House this is expected to take up an emergency spending bill, but sequestration relief is not part of the package.
AHA and other stakeholders say their "ability to respond to patients must not be prevented by arbitrary directives."
Hazen and other senior leaders at Nashville-based HCA were handsomely rewarded for the company's strong financial performance in 2019.
A whistleblower complaint alleged that Millennium Physicians Association PLLC billed Medicare for sleep studies conducted by uncredentialed technicians.
MA, Part D plans given option to waive cost-sharing and prior authorizations.
ACP says its decision to cancel its conference next month was based on "rapidly escalating concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019."
The actions follow that of HIMSS, which last week issued a last-minute cancellation of this week's annual conference in Florida.
AHIP says its members are committed to keeping out-of-pocket expenses low so that cost is not a barrier for people seeking treatment for COVID-19.