FinanceCMS Issues Final Rule on Hospital Price Transparency, Pushes Effective Date to 2021
After months of feedback from payers and providers unhappy with a proposal to mandate price transparency in healthcare, the Trump...
FinanceWhy Red Wyoming Seeks The Regulatory Approach To Air Ambulance Costs
The Cowboy State hopes to undercut the free market by using Medicaid to treat air ambulances like a public utility.
Clinical CareABIM to Launch 'Longitudinal' MOC Test
Physicians can choose between periodic brief assessments or single high-stakes exam.
Clinical CarePrior Authorization Fixes Still a Medicare Priority, Says CMS Chief
Process needs to be less burdensome, Verma says
NursingNurse Staffing at Nursing Homes is Lacking
Nursing homes only met nurse staffing requirements less than 60% of the time, a new analysis finds.
StrategyFlorida Repeals CON Law, and One Hospital CEO Cheers
Cleveland Clinic Florida CEO Wael Barsoum, MD, says removing the artificial barrier to competition will improve access to care and...
FDA Overlooked Red Flags In Drugmaker's Testing of New Depression Medicine
Spravato maker Janssen provided the FDA modest evidence that it worked and only in limited trials. It presented no information...
With Public Meeting, FDA Signals Interest in New Opioid Limits
Agency seeks input on possible approaches to discourage high-dose prescribing.
FinancePayers, Providers Butt Heads on Surprise Billing Solutions
Stakeholders agree surprise billing is a problem but offered different solutions for how to tackle it during a congressional hearing....
'Sham' Sharing Ministries Test Faith Of Patients And Insurance Regulators
Insurance regulators in Washington and other states are taking a hard look at healthcare sharing ministry ? faith-based co-ops in...
CMS Issues New Guidance on PBM Up-Charging
Feds spell out how 'spread pricing' is calculated in medical loss ratios.
FinanceSurprise! Fixing Out-Of-Network Bills Means Someone Must Pay
Insurers and healthcare providers each oppose the other side's preferred solution to end surprise bills.