Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
Participating providers have received claims data through June, which offers a decent understanding of the financial performance of organizations through the peak of the pandemic.
The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model follows up on President Donald Trump's kidney care executive order signed in July 2019.
RAND 3.0 found that reducing hospital prices to Medicare rates would have resulted in $19.7 billion in savings for employers.
Hospital executives must address vulnerabilities in their supply chain operations, create safeguards for frontline clinical staffers, and preserve as much available capital as possible.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said state and provider partners raised concerns about "potential unintended consequences" of the proposed rule, which require further study.
A free upcoming virtual event features sessions on topics that matter to finance leaders as they navigate the new normal and envision a road map for the future.
The rating agency's report found that expenses outgrew revenues.
The board of directors for both companies unanimously approved the transaction.
Provider organizations benefited from higher acuity patients returning for treatment, resulting in sector net revenue declines of 10%, the ratings agency stated.
The study argued that CMS should broaden its reporting requirements of the Sunshine Act to include all hospitals in order to promote transparency and prevent "inappropriate industry influence."