John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
The proposed rule would reduce payments to nearly all surgical specialties, including up to 9% for cardiac surgery, 8% for thoracic surgery, 7% for vascular surgery, 7% for neurosurgery, and 6% for ophthalmology.
The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reverses a lower court that said HHS had overstepped its authority to cut 340B reimbursements.
Eligible providers can bill CMS for counseling services regardless of the testing venue, including doctors' offices, urgent care clinics, drive-thrus, or pharmacy testing sites.
For the first time, Part D will cover insulin at a cost of no more than $35 a month per prescription.
By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, non-white adults said they are concerned about their care costs for COVID-19.
Given all the hard work, risk, and public advocacy that goes into a merger, those who've undertaken the enormous task are apt to accentuate the positive.
New data confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities.
The Republican proposal would also provide liability protections for healthcare providers.
The 31st annual version of the widely read rankings features mostly the same top 20 hospitals that made the list in years past.
CMS reported that 10.7 million consumers had gained coverage through the Exchanges in February 2020.