HHS Proposes More Compliance Rules Aimed at Curbing Surprise Medical Bills

HHS Proposes More Compliance Rules Aimed at Curbing Surprise Medical Bills

The healthcare consumers finally breathe a sigh of relief. After the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the much anticipated No Surprise Act. The basic purpose of this act is to protect…

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HHS to Extend Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Period to Expand Health Coverage Access

HHS to Extend Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Period to Expand Health Coverage Access

In order to give people more time to sign up for quality and affordable health coverage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act…

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Healthcare Providers All Set to Receive $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Healthcare Providers All Set to Receive $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Finally a sigh of relief for the healthcare providers, who are being affected by the viral COVID-19 pandemic. Because in a major initiative the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health…

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AMA Releases 2022 CPT Code Set For COVID-19 Vaccines

AMA Releases 2022 CPT Code Set For COVID-19 Vaccines

In a recent development_ the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2022. The new CPT code set is being launched in order to streamline the…

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CMS Delays Enforcement of Price Transparency Non-Compliance Penalties

CMS Delays Enforcement of Price Transparency Non-Compliance Penalties

In major progress! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed enforcement of key parts of a major insurer price transparency rule by six months until July 1, 2022. This announcement was made…

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AMA Announces CPT Codes For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

AMA Announces CPT Codes For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

In a recent development_the American Medical Association (AMA) has issued new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes_to report the Pfizer vaccine and administration for pediatric doses of the COVID-19. Earlier Pfizer and BioNTech conducted clinical trials…

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HHS Invests Over $19 Million in Different Telehealth Innovation & Quality Programs

HHS Invests Over $19 Million in Different Telehealth Innovation & Quality Programs

In order to bolster telehealth services in rural and underserved communities, the U.S Department of Health and Human Resources has announced several investments, totalling more than $19 million. This major initiative has been taken to…

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CMS Proposes Crackdown On Hospitals Violating Price Transparency Rule

CMS Proposes Crackdown On Hospitals Violating Price Transparency Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks to impose penalties on the hospitals. That fails to comply with the price transparency requirements. These recommendations are part of the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System…

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Physician Payment Rule: CMS Proposes 3.75% Cut in Doctors’ Pay

Physician Payment Rule: CMS Proposes 3.75% Cut in Doctors’ Pay

In a recent move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule & Quality Payment Program rules. The recently proposed changes stir debate around the United States. Because physicians are…

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HHS Announces Long-Awaited Rule To Ban Surprise Medical Bills

HHS Announces Long-Awaited Rule To Ban Surprise Medical Bills

In a major initiative to keep patients away from financial hardships. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 1, 2021, unveiled a new interim final rule. That will protect patients from…

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