Trump Administration Filed Brief to Invalidate the ACA

Last Thursday, the Trump Administration filed a legal brief to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. The ACA was enacted during Obama's Administration and is still standing in effect. The legal brief is subjecting the ACA to legal challenge, with the Trump Administration stating that the law's individual coverage mandate are [...]

By | 2020-06-29T12:57:23+00:00 June 29th, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Impact of COVID-19 on Revenue Cycle

During this current COVID-19 pandemic, physician practices across the country are experiencing significant challenges that have sprung up quickly. Significant financial challenges have burdened many practices, with most reporting significant financial impacts on revenue and in patient volume. These financial struggles have forced many physician practices to go to drastic measures and layoff or furlough [...]

By | 2020-06-17T08:57:19+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Articles, Industry Updates|0 Comments

The CMS Provides Guidelines for Hospitals to Reopen

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released on Sunday a set of guidelines on how hospitals are allowed to reopen for non-emergent non-COVID-19 healthcare amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines show how hospitals can offer services for patients while at the same time being open to treating patients with COVID-19. To slowly transition [...]

By | 2020-04-22T10:07:39+00:00 April 22nd, 2020|Articles, Industry Updates|0 Comments

$34 Billion Provided to Providers by the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved funding to healthcare providers via the expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program. The funding totals near $34 billion and is given to the healthcare providers directly working with those affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The CMS Accelerated and Advance Payment Program is [...]

By | 2020-04-17T14:22:30+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Senate Passes COVID-19 Stimulus Deal

On Wednesday, the Senate passes a stimulus deal that would aid healthcare systems across the United States. The $2 trillion stimulus deal will include $100 billion to compensate for lost revenue and other expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus deal is a response to many providers who have reached out for assistance, specifically [...]

By | 2020-03-27T10:44:56+00:00 March 27th, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Interoperability Rules Finalized by HHS

Two agencies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final rules for interoperability and information-blocking proposals. Interoperability, which means the ability of health information systems to work together within and across organizational boundaries in order to advance the effective delivery of healthcare, has been a main topic in the healthcare [...]

By | 2020-03-11T10:17:08+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Trump’s Proposed Policy Aims to Give Patients Control of Health Records

The Trump Administration is proposing a policy that will also patient medical records to be accessible to patients. The policy will give patients access to their personal medical records easily on smartphone devices and apps. Although this may sound transparent and beneficial for patients, the flow of information will no longer be protected by the [...]

By | 2020-02-21T11:06:11+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Profits from CSR Payments Examined by Judges

On Thursday, judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit raised their concerns that insurers were overly compensated from the subsidies received from the government is giving them, which were given due to the losses from cost-sharing reduction payments. In October 2017, the cost-sharing reduction payments were cut from insurers, and was originally [...]

By | 2020-01-10T10:01:02+00:00 January 10th, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Stark Law Changes Supported by Physicians, Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are pushing to change Stark law statutes to facilitate providers to be in value-based contracts without the concern of being blamed for kickbacks. The Stark law, which is the anti-kickback and self-referral laws,  aid more value-based payments and coordinated care, while preventing physicians from benefiting and profiting [...]

By | 2020-01-03T10:08:54+00:00 January 3rd, 2020|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments