Are you a sitting Duck?

What do ducks on a pond and a hospital dealing with the government’s new price transparency regulations have in common? Each may be setting itself up for trouble.   We recently published an article on the CMS rule: CY2020 Hospital Policy Changes and Payment Rates. The new rule, effective 1/1/21, has received much attention.  …

CMS just changed the Price Transparency Rule: Are You Ready?

Effective 1/1/21, CMS issued CY2020 Hospital Policy Changes and Payment Rates that affect any hospital operating in the US.   About the rule   According to CMS, hospitals under the new price transparency rule – are required to post their pricing online. Pricing data must be made available for both Standard Charges– all of the hospital’s items or services,…

$100M For Telehealth: FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Targeting Services for Low-Income Americans and Veterans

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s the need for robust virtual health capabilities. Unfortunately, the most vulnerable patients, low-income Americans and veterans, are often left behind as a result of poor access to facilities where remote care can be delivered. A new $100M FCC pilot program aims to change that.   At some point…