FinanceCMS Announces Pay Parity for Audio-only Telephone Visits
The rule change was part of a broad package of waivers and rules shifts that were brought forward Thursday by...
Finance$50B in CARES Act Provider Relief: Where'd It Go? Where's It Going?
Federal officials say the object of the initial $30 billion blunderbuss distribution of funding was to get money to providers...
FinanceTo 'Keep The Lights On,' Doctors And Hospitals Ask For Advance Medicare Payments
Thousands of doctors, hospitals and other health providers are reaching out for a lifeline made available in the series of...
FinanceHow Much Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Cost? Estimates Vary Widely.
The wide variance in cost estimates depends upon how many people are infected by the virus, the availability of testing,...
StrategyCMS Suspends Restrictions on Care Venues as Providers Tackle COVID-19 Surges
The sweeping "Hospitals Without Walls" initiative take effect immediately and allows hospitals to bill Medicare for services in unconventional settings.
FinanceCOVID-19 Bonanza: Stimulus Hands Health Industry Billions Not Directly Related To Pandemic
Health care businesses will get billions of dollars in additional funding not directly related to the pandemic, because Congress agreed...
FinanceNational Health Spending Growth Projected at 5.4% Annually through 2028
However, new estimates from federal actuaries do not project the cost implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Strategy11 More States Granted Medicaid 1135 Waivers
CMS says the waivers will give state governments more flexibility to respond to the epidemic.
InnovationWashington State's 1135 Medicaid Waiver Approved
CMS says the waiver will give state governments more flexibility to respond to the epidemic.
Clinical CareCMS Tells Providers to Activate Infection Control Practices
CMS also ordered state regulators and accrediting organizations to immediately inspect thousands of Medicare-participating healthcare facilities and focus on infection...
InnovationColorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits
Colorado has emerged as a potential model for revamping health care in other states ? and provided a glimpse of...
FinanceWe Showed How Easy It Is to Commit Health Care Fraud. Now Senators Want to Close the Loophole.
The bipartisan proposal comes in response to a ProPublica story that showed how a personal trainer posed as a doctor...