Press Release: Lighthouse Lab Services Acquires Nation’s Premiere Pathology and Laboratory Revenue Cycle Auditing Firm, Vachette Pathology

Press Release: Lighthouse Lab Services Acquires Nation’s Premiere Pathology and Laboratory Revenue Cycle Auditing Firm, Vachette Pathology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  April 12, 2021 (Charlotte, NC): At the beginning of April, North Carolina-based Lighthouse Lab Services is...

Study finds most large hospitals failing to comply with price transparency rules

Study finds most large hospitals failing to comply with price transparency rules

While many industry experts predicted hospitals may largely choose to skirt new price transparency rules that went into effect this...

National Emergency renewal extends timely filing freeze

National Emergency renewal extends timely filing freeze

Timely filing extensions for claim submissions that were instituted by the IRS/DOL last March as part of a Covid-19 National Emergency declaration...

Automatic 2020 MIPS exemption offered by CMS

Automatic 2020 MIPS exemption offered by CMS

Due to Covid-19, CMS has announced it will automatically extend its extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy to all 2020 Merit-based...

AHA letter blasts recent UHC moves to tighten network

AHA letter blasts recent UHC moves to tighten network

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently expressed its displeasure with UnitedHealthcare (UHC) in a letter to CMS outlining a host...

AHA data shows Medicare, Medicaid payments off true cost by $76 billion in 2019

AHA data shows Medicare, Medicaid payments off true cost by $76 billion in 2019

According to recent data from the American Hospital Association (AHA), hospitals received 87 cents for every dollar they spent caring...

HHS extends Provider Relief Fund reporting deadline

HHS extends Provider Relief Fund reporting deadline

After initially asking providers who received a distribution from the Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to report...

2021 Covid-19 diagnosis coding update

2021 Covid-19 diagnosis coding update

The following Covid-19 coding changes are effective as of Jan. 1, 2021: REMOVE: Z20.828 should NO LONGER BE USED for...

Examining latest COVID relief and Medicare Fee Schedule boost — CEO update 1/12/21

Examining latest COVID relief and Medicare Fee Schedule boost — CEO update 1/12/21

Happy New Year! In his first update of 2021, Vachette and Stark Medical Auditing CEO Mick Raich unpacks the details...

HHS distributing $24 billion in Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

HHS distributing $24 billion in Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

Providers anxiously waiting for additional government funding to offset pandemic-related losses received a salve Wednesday when HHS announced it is...