HIMSS21: The Change is Now

Las Vegas is set to roll out the silicon carpet for HIMSS21, the healthcare technology party of the year. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has selected “Be The Change” as the theme for this year’s conference.  We asked our parent company Pixel Health’s team going to HIMSS 2021 to expand on what this…

Healthcare M&A: Improving Your Odds   

If we’re to believe the pundits, 2021 looks to be a rebound year for merger and acquisition activity in the healthcare industry. And not a moment too soon.   COVID-19 hit the Mergers & Acquisition business big time in 2020. According to Bain and Company, overall healthcare disclosed deal value decreased by a whopping 37%…

Price Transparency. Hello? Anybody there?

What if the government issued a regulation and nobody listened? What if those affected simply said, we’re not doing it because we don’t have the resources, we don’t understand what you’re telling us to do, or quite frankly, we’d rather just wait to see if everyone else will listen and get in line?   We’re…

New Federal Money for Telehealth

The federal government is about to open the second round of funding for its Covid-19 Telehealth Program, giving hospitals and health systems the opportunity to access millions of dollars in funding for Telehealth-related investments.  Brad Mondschein, Vice President & Corporate Counsel for our parent company Pixel Health, as well as our Principal and General Counsel…

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,…