Tag: HHS


Only a Few Hospitals Comply with the Price Transparency Rule

Over 1,500 hospitals reviewed in the report were noncompliant with at least one requirement of the price transparency rule between December 2022 and January 2023. Less than a quarter of hospitals are complying with the hospital price transparency rule over two years after the regulation went into effect, according to a report from PatientRightsAdvocate.org. The […]
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The Renewal of the PHE Indicates Public Health Emergency Exists

As expected, the COVID-19 PHE (Public Health Emergency) was extended for the 11th time, on October 13th, 2022, another 90-days, which will extend many of the CARES Act 1135 Waivers through January 11th, 2023. This extension confuses many healthcare professionals because in a 60-Minutes news interview, President Joe Biden, stated, that the “pandemic is over.” […]
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CMS, HHS Finalize 2023 Notice of Benefits, Payment Parameters

CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2023 Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters Final Rule, which includes standardized plan options, changes to network adequacy reviews, refinements to the Affordable Care Act’s essential health benefits nondiscrimination policy, and other changes. “The recent Open Enrollment Period demonstrated the demand for high-quality, […]
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No Surprises Act Notice Requirements: The Good and Bad News for Providers

Surprise billing occurs when patients receive care from out-of-network providers without their knowledge. On July 1, the Biden Administration passed an interim final rule: the first portion of the “Requirements Related to the Surprise Billing Act,” in an attempt to curb excessive costs patients are required to pay in relation to surprise billing. The rule […]
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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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CMS to Tie Vaccine Mandate to Medicaid, Medicare Participation

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers will be tied to Medicaid and Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), the Biden-Harris Administration recently announced. The announcement made via CMS yesterday said the Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff in all Medicaid and Medicare-certified facilities by October. The emergency regulation, when it is released, will apply […]
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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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