While many industry experts predicted hospitals may largely choose to skirt new price transparency rules that went into effect this year, a recent study from Health Affairs has unveiled a shockingly low number of the nation's largest hospitals are in…
Timely filing extensions for claim submissions that were instituted by the IRS/DOL last March as part of a Covid-19 National Emergency declaration will be extended
Due to Covid-19, CMS has announced it will automatically extend its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all 2020 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) clinicians who have only submitted limited data. Previously, individuals and groups impacted by the Covid Public…
The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently expressed its displeasure with UnitedHealthcare (UHC) in a letter to CMS outlining a host of upcoming policy changes the advocacy group believes will only serve to harm both patients and providers.
According to recent data from the American Hospital Association (AHA), hospitals received 87 cents for every dollar they spent caring for Medicare patients and 90 cents for every dollar on Medicaid patients in 2019.
HHS is now allowing Provider Relief Fund Recipients more time to report on their use of funds after extending the Feb. 15 deadline.
The following Covid-19 coding changes are effective as of Jan. 1, 2021:
In his first update of 2021, Vachette and Stark Medical Auditing CEO Mick Raich unpacks the details of the latest COVID relief package passed by Congress, including a payment bump for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
Providers anxiously waiting for additional government funding to offset pandemic-related losses received a salve Wednesday when HHS announced it is now distributing more than $24 billion in Phase 3 Provider Relief Fund payments.
After a significant delay and much back and forth between health care provider advocates and Congress, the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule was released Dec. 2.