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Latest COVID Relief Establishes New Rural Provider, Increases Payments for Some Rural Health Clinics

USA - January 26 2021 On December 27, 2020, the latest COVID-19 relief bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), was signed into law. In addition…

David H. Snow, Joseph R. Krause.

Provider Relief Fund Next Steps - Reporting and Audits

USA - January 14 2021 Over the last year, health care providers (“Recipients”) have received billions of dollars in relief fund payments from the Provider Relief Fund…

Benjamin C. Fee, David H. Snow, Elizabeth A. Elias, Joseph R. Krause.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Hospital Price Transparency Rule

USA - December 30 2020 Just three days before its effective date, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the legality of the Department of…

Benjamin C. Fee, Elizabeth A. Elias, Lisa A. Lucido, Matthew D. Reed.

UPDATE: Congress Delivers Legislative Relief to Provider Relief Fund Recipients

USA - December 22 2020 After weeks of negotiations, the Senate and House passed a legislative package combining a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill with a $1.4 trillion…

Benjamin C. Fee, David H. Snow, Elizabeth A. Elias, Joseph R. Krause.

REMINDER: Hospital Price Transparency Requirements Begin January 1, 2021 (Now with CMS Audits)

USA - December 21 2020 Beginning January 1, 2021, hospitals across the country must publicly post the prices they charge for items and services, including payer-specific…

Amy L. Mackin, Benjamin C. Fee, Lisa A. Lucido.