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Category: COVID-19 HC Industry Updates

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OMB COVID-19 Memorandum Summary (M-20-17)

We wanted to provide an update on the recent memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget, which provides agencies with additional flexibilities for recipients affected by the loss of […]

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COVID-19: Important Coding Updates

This article is being updated as new information becomes available. It was originally published on April 3rd and was most recently updated on May 1st with additions to the Specimen […]

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Outpatient Therapy Options During COVID-19

COVID-19 is creating a dip in outpatient therapy appointments … and revenues.  However, due to recent regulatory waivers announced by CMS, hospitals have a unique opportunity to provide therapy services […]

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Medicare Cost Report Filing Extension

On March 24, 2020, multiple Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have announced CMS has extended the due date for cost report filings. The providers covered in this extension include Hospitals, Rural […]

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Expansion of Telehealth with 1135 Waiver

Under this new waiver, Medicare can pay for office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth across the country, including in patients’ places of residence, starting March 6, 2020. A […]

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CMS: COVID-19 Emergency Declaration for SNFs

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated memo on COVID-19 protocols from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official, David Wright. The memo states: Facilities […]

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IRS 501(r) Compliance: Financial Assistance Policy and Amounts Generally Billed Calculation

Non-profit hospital organizations as defined by Section 501(c)(3) must meet requirements imposed by Section 501(r) on a facility-by-facility basis to be treated as a tax-exempt organization. According to the Internal Revenue […]

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Hospital Price Transparency: What’s New in 2024 and Beyond

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced significant changes to the requirements for hospital price transparency. The aim is to enhance pricing transparency and ensure compliance with […]

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Building and Using Insurance Reserves for Sustainability

By Annmarie Novotney, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Not-for-profit organizations have been dealing with changing circumstances on many fronts over the last five years. Part of this changing landscape […]

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