Revenue Cycle Matters

Price Transparency Updates

Update to Regulations for Price Transparency

Over the summer we discussed in a blogpost, “Executive Order Reduces HHS Time for Transparency,” the order issues from the current administration to make pricing more accessible for patients to be able to shop around for common outpatient procedures. November 15th, CMS announced two proposed regulations intended to follow through on this order. One is …

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Ruling Against First Pharmaceutical Company in Opioid Lawsuit

For the first time, a pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, has been ordered to pay a substantial sum for their role in the opioid crisis in Oklahoma. While the opioid epidemic is no doubt a nationwide crisis, Oklahoma has been particularly devastated by the highly addictive pain killer. There have reportedly been over 6,000 deaths …

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Surprise Medical Bills

Studies Show Increase in Surprise Medical Bills

Findings from 2016 data recently released by the American Medical Association show that 4 in 10 patients with private in-network insurance at hospitals faced surprise medical bills after their visit. How do surprise medical bills occur? Most often it is from visiting a hospital or ER the patient’s private insurance is in network with, however …

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