Tag: American Rescue Plan

$2B in Provider Relief Fund Payments Heading to Providers

The Provider Relief Fund payments are part of the Phase 4 General Distribution announced in December. HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is doling out another $2 billion in Provider Relief Fund payments to healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 7,600 providers across the country will get the payments […]
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Affordable Care Act Marketplace Sees Boost in Diversity, Savings

HHS has announced that 2.8 million people gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace during the special enrollment period. This influx of enrollees raised marketplace enrollment to 12.2 million, the highest enrollment level that these marketplaces have ever seen. “It’s clear that when health coverage is accessible and affordable, people sign up, […]
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The CMS provides additional ARP funding to states to promote insurance affordability

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Biden Administration have earmarked $452 million in federal funding through the ARP  funding to Health insurance program for efforts to lower costs and improve health insurance access in 13 states. Due to the changes made to the ARP, states with 1332 reinsurance waivers will have more […]
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CMS axes hospital price transparency mandate from 2022 inpatient payment rule

Dive Brief: In a win for providers, CMS dropped a requirement that would have forced hospitals to disclose their contract terms with Medicare Advantage plans from its final inpatient pay rule for 2022 released Monday. The rule bumps payment for inpatient services by 2.5%, which will result in hospitals getting $2.3 billion more than this […]
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