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,…

$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…

Claiming Your Piece of the Pie

Temple University Health System (TUHS) was just awarded $900,000 for its COVID-19 Telehealth Program and the federal government has $132,000,000 still left to give away. The CARES Act authorized the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau to provide $200M in funding to urban and rural areas of the country to provide telehealth services during the…