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2020 Hospital 340B Recertification Reminder

The Health Resources and Services Administration has set the annual recertification of eligibility for 340B drug discounts for hospitals to begin August 17, 2020 and end September 14, 2020. Mandatory […]

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CMS has ended the waiver of Staffing Data

Effective Immediately: the CMS has made updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website and Five Star Quality Rating System. Under the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket waiver, CMS waived the requirements […]

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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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2020 CY OPPS Final Rule

Reductions to 340B Payments and Certain Provider-Based Departments and a Delay on Pricing Transparency Rules This past weekend, CMS released the final rule for CY 2020 Outpatient Prospective System (OPPS) […]

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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

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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