Quality and safety

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Long-term Care Hospitals Provider Preview Reports

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) and Long-term Care Hospitals (LTCH) provider preview reports are based on quality data submitted between...

Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Expiration on July 25 Set for Extension

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Vice President Mike Pence have indicated to governors the Trump...
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CMS Creates New Office for Burden Reduction

On June 23rd, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of a new office, the...
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Ruling Requires Transparency for Hospitals and Insurers

On June 23, a federal judge upheld the new mandate requiring hospitals to publish the secret rates they negotiate...
Rural health care

Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act Provides Flexibility in CAH Designation

The Rural Hospital Closure Relief Act would benefit hospitals by updating the Medicare Critical Access Hospital rules to give...
MedPAC

MedPAC Releases its June 2020 Report to Congress

Annually in June the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reports on issues affecting the Medicare program as well as...

MACPAC June Report

On June 15, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its 2020 report to Congress on...

VA Integrates Emergency Care Notification

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has established a national emergency care contact center to simplify the emergency care notification process. The Community...

Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Related to 340B

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) updated its guidance related to COVID-19 for 340B hospitals registering outpatient sites....

HHS Requesting Additional Data from Hospitals for Hotspot Distributions

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is planning to distribute an addition $10 billion...

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