Healthcare providers, health plans, and other entities are increasingly utilizing cloud services to collect, aggregate, store and process data.
New York’s Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills law went into effect yesterday, which means consumers who receive out of network (OON) emergency services will no longer have to pay more than their usual in-network obligations, regardless of the network status of the treating physician, and any disputed portions of the bill must be settled by the physician and the health plan.
A divided Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin on March 31st that providers may not sue in federal court over the adequacy of state Medicaid rates.
Last week I attended the American Health Lawyers Association Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, Maryland.
Because the healthcare industry is heavily regulated and complex, most healthcare deals involve a sign-then-close structure; that is, they have a period of time between signing the agreement and the closing date.
The Senate adjourned around 3:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 without passing legislation to hold off a scheduled 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payment rates.
It’s a dangerous world for protected information, with major breaches in the news and a challenging cyber-threat environment behind the scenes.
Did you celebrate a birthday on March 23? If so, you share your special day with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
The juncture of the increasing drive to lower healthcare costs, consumer preferences for at home care or care in more residential environments, and the ability to deliver care as needed in portable and flexible ways, all have combined to produce an acceleration in the closure and repositioning of traditional SNFs to alternative uses.
President Obama’s “precision medicine initiative” earmarked over $200 million from his proposed 2016 budget to “bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes – and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.”