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AHA roadmap to rescue rural hospitals calls for regulatory relief, new payment models

Dive Brief: The American Hospital Association on Monday released a roadmap aimed at alleviating pressures on rural hospitals and increasing access to affordable, high-quality care in the communities they serve. While rural hospitals struggle with low patient volumes and geographic isolation, they also face economic uncertainties, growing regulatory burden and the opioid crisis. Recommendations include updating… Read More »

Federal judge says HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded legal authority in setting 340B drug payment rates

A federal court has sided with the American Hospital Association and others in ruling that the Department of Health and Human Services unlawfully cut payment rates for certain outpatient drugs. HHS Secretary Alex Azar exceeded his legal authority in setting new reimbursement rates in the outpatient prospective payment system rule for 2018, United States District… Read More »

Specialist vendor offers payment flexibility in lieu of long-term contracts

A vendor serving specialist practices with a suite of software and revenue cycle services is now offering its products for use on a month-to-month basis. The short-term approach is a welcome alternative to providers being tied to long-term outsourced contracts and fearing poor performance from a vendor. The company, MedEvolve, is also providing a suite… Read More »