Special Bulletin

May 14, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services May 14, issued a policy statement and request for information (RFI) on ways to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers.
May 7, 2018
Hospitals should make available for review by the public specific information in a meaningful format about what they charge for services. from Hospital Billing and Collection Practices: Statement of Principles and Guidelines by the Board of Trustees of the AHA
Making Charges Transparent: Things to Consider Present charge information in a way that is understandable to and usable by the general public. The hospital, for example, could present the average charges for the top DRGs and the most frequently performed outpatient procedures and services at…
May 4, 2018
People deserve meaningful information about the price of their hospital care. Hospitals are committed to sharing information that will help people make important decisions about their health care. Sharing pricing information, however, is more challenging because hospital care is unique. Hospital…
Apr 30, 2018
The CMS April 27 issued proposed rules for the inpatient rehabilitation facility and skilled-nursing facility prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2019.
Apr 25, 2018
The CMS April 24 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system and long-term care hospital PPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2019.
Apr 12, 2018
On April 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule and related guidance that will implement the standards governing health insurance issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces for 2019. In the rule, CMS provides details on the benefit and payment parameters for…
Apr 10, 2018
The CMS on April 6 finalized a rule that will update the Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug programs for contract year 2019.
Mar 26, 2018
On March 23 published a proposed rule that would give states greater flexibility in how they meet certain access to care requirements for the Medicaid program.
Feb 21, 2018
The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services, Feb. 20 issued proposed regulations that would expand access to short-term, limited-duration health plans.