Revenue CycleHospital Price Transparency Needs Harsher Penalties, Uniform Data Reporting
According to an expert panel, CMS should increase the maximum penalty for noncompliance with the pricing rule from $300 per...
Revenue CycleThis Week in Medicare Updates—8/25/2021
This week's Medicare updates include billing and coding updates for COVID-19 booster shots, new items on the OIG Work Plan,...
Revenue Cycle4 Dos and Don'ts for Managing Inpatient-to-Observation Status Downgrades
In the newest episode of the HealthLeaders Revenue Cycle Podcast, Charlie Brown, MBA, a former hospital executive and vice president...
StrategyAscension Michigan to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Four Michigan hospitals were named in the suit, which stems from the questionable practices of one gynecologic oncologist.
Clinical CareCMS Issues Maternal Morbidity and COVID-19 Worker Vaccination Reporting Requirements
The Joint Commission issued new standards in 2020 to also increase awareness and safety on maternal morbidity and mortality, especially...
PayerFeds to Nix Work Requirements in Montana Medicaid Expansion Program
It's unclear what that means for the future of the Montana program.
Covid-19AHA Asks CMS to Keep Some 1135 Waivers to Help Hospitals Regain Footing
The hospital advocacy group also asked CMS to keep changes that allowed expanded care delivery in rural areas.
Finance2022 OPPS Proposed Rule: CMS Backing Off From Eliminating Inpatient-Only List, Increasing Price Transparency Penalties
In addition, CMS says it intends to increase hospital compliance with its price transparency policies by increasing financial penalties for...
PayerSpecial Enrollment Period Spurs 2 Million People to Sign up for Health Coverage In Less Than 5 Months
CMS also reports that 2.5 million people have reduced their monthly premiums after advance payments of premium tax credits during...
StrategyOIG Cites CMS for Poor Risk Assessments
"CMS?s ERM process did not consider national security risks for any of CMS?s programs in accordance with federal requirements," the...
PayerEffort to Decipher Hospital Prices Yields Key Finding: Don't Try It at Home
A series of columns by Bernard J. Wolfson addresses the challenges consumers face in California's healthcare landscape.
StrategyCMS Announces New Director of Center for Medicare
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD will serve as Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare and will lead the Center's...