Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• As part of a broader strategy to ramp up vaccinations, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will allow doctors and nurses that recently retired or are inactive to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. In addition, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act will be amended to permit anyone licensed to vaccinate to administer a shot across state lines. Read More
• Just as revenue cycle executives are coming up for air from the CMS price transparency mandate, they have another date to add to their compliance calendar. On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act goes into effect, which will protect patients from surprise medical bills and establishes an independent dispute resolution process for payers and providers. Read More
• During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital and health system CEOs have faced unprecedented challenges related to the deadly and unpredictable coronavirus, many of which have led to some positive unintended outcomes such as enabling a rapid acceleration of organizational learning and adaptability. Read More
• The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made corrections to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, opening the door to improved reimbursement for remote patient monitoring. CMS amended a requirement for RPM coverage that had drawn criticism from telehealth advocates, clarifying how healthcare providers will be paid for using RPM platforms to gather physiologic data from patients at home. Read More
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