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MedPAC Recommends Medicare Payment Reductions for Hospice and Home Health

USA - January 21 2020 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises Congress on Medicare issues, recently finalized and approved a series of recommended...

Kathleen McDermott, Howard J. Young, Jacob J. Harper.

Extender Funding, Medicare, and ACA Policy Changes Top FY 2020 Appropriations Act

USA - January 9 2020 The recently passed FY 2020 Appropriations Act increases funding for US healthcare agencies and programs over FY 2019 levels. The new law limits...

Joyce A. Cowan.

Price Transparency Rules: Key Takeaways for Hospitals and Health Plans

USA - November 26 2019 Building on an Executive Order issued by US President Donald Trump in June, the administration released a pair of broad and inclusive rules...

Susan Feigin Harris, Gregory N. Etzel, Ryan Kantor, Sydney K. Reed, Zachary M. Johns.

CMS Advances Price Transparency with Rules for Hospitals and Insurers

USA - November 15 2019 CMS has released a pair of rules “that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all...

Allison J. Fepelstein, Susan Feigin Harris, Gregory N. Etzel, Ryan Kantor, Brian M. Jazaeri, Andrew Ruskin, Howard J. Young, Jacob J. Harper, Zachary M. Johns.

Health Law Scan’s Oktoberfest: Stark Exceptions, AKS Safe Harbors, Telehealth, and Much More!

USA - November 14 2019 October might be known traditionally for pumpkin patches, fall festivals, creative costumes, and haunted houses, but Health Law Scan will remember it...