At a Brookings Institution event last month, Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced that the agency will be issuing proposed rules to revise federal fraud and abuse regulations that are seen as hampering care coordination and the transformation to a value-based health care system.» Read More
Starting January 1, 2019, hospitals have been reporting their standard charges online in an easily accessible format, due to a new rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals were required to release a list of prices for their items and services to the public; however, the initial rulemaking required that either the charges themselves be made public, or the hospital’s policy for allowing public review of the hospital’s charges upon request be made public. » Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) Administrator Seema Verma on January 18, 2018, identified as agency priorities the modernization of the Stark Statute to reflect the move from a fee-for-service to a value and outcomes based payment under Medicare and the review of barriers created by the Stark Statute. » Read More