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Care Management Weekly News Update - 7/22/20

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

Federal District Court Upholds CMS Hospital Price Transparency Rule

On June 23, 2020, a federal district court upheld a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation that requires hospitals to publicly report information regarding their standard charges, including privately negotiated charges with commercial health insurers, effective January 1, 2021.

VA's Pandemic Hiring Spree Continues, but Congress Wishes Reforms Could Have Taken Place Years Ago

The Veterans Health Administration has continued its hiring spree well into the summer, with 23,000 new employees now on board since the pandemic’s beginning in March. 

Appeals Court Rules HHS Has Authority to Implement Site-Neutral Payments, Dealing Blow to Hospitals

A federal appeals court ruled the federal government has the authority to cut Medicare payments to off-campus clinics to bring them in line with independent physician practices, reversing a lower court’s decision.

VA to Automate Veteran's Health Records Digitization

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking input from industry on automated tools and technologies to speed up the intake of veteran's medical records as part of its multi-billion-dollar healthcare modernization push.

Health System Leaders Attribute Telehealth, Communication and Planning to Financial Recovery

As health systems begin the road to financial recovery from the pandemic, once characteristic of executives has emerged: they agree they are capable of quick changes.


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