StrategyTrump Races to Implement Last-Minute Policies Before Inauguration
The Trump administration is rushing to approve dozens of eleventh-hour policy changes. Among them: The Justice Department is fast-tracking a...
StrategyMedicare Open Enrollment Is Complicated. Here's How to Get Good Advice.
For all its complexity and nearly endless options, Medicare fundamentally boils down to two choices: traditional fee-for-service or the managed...
FinanceHow Will the Biden Healthcare Agenda Impact Health Systems?
Hospitals and health systems are interested in how President-elect Biden will handle the ongoing coronavirus crisis, healthcare policy reform, and...
StrategyWhat Biden Can Do to Combat COVID Right Now
Until the formal transition begins, there are critical ? and usually routine ? things the incoming Biden officials cannot do.
FinanceCMS Finalizes Stark Law Overhaul, AEH Praises Changes
The final rule on Stark Law has an effective date 60 days following publication in the Federal Register.
StrategyHHS Finalizes Medicare Part D Drug Rebate Rule
The announcement came the same day that the administration released the interim final rule for the "Most Favored Nation Model."
StrategyTrump's Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID
With record hospitalizations and new cases, many governors have decided they can't afford to wait.
StrategySurprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs
The drug price provisions, which would not begin until 2022, were a surprise because they were not included in the...
StrategyTJC: Revised Survey Process and Tougher Job for LSC Surveyors
With CMS approval, surveys for initial accreditation to participate in Medicare resumed in May, as they could be done virtually?offering...
Revenue CycleOIG to Restart Short Stay Inpatient Audits for 2-midnight Compliance
The OIG will audit hospital short stay claims with dates of service after the implementation of the 2-midnight rule in...
FinanceBiden Presidency, Divided Congress 'Credit-Neutral' for Healthcare Sector
Fitch stated that a divided government lessens the likelihood for "transformative change" that would hamper the credit profiles of both...
StrategyCMS May Soon Allow Broader Use of Remote Surveys
CMS has allowed remote surveys for initial accreditation and for certifications not related to reaccreditation since the beginning of summer....