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July 30, 2020

Providers to get paid for promoting self-isolation after COVID-19 test

Morgan Haefner | July 30, 2020 Providers will now be reimbursed for counseling people on self-isolation after they get tested for COVID-19, CMS and the CDC said July 30. The incentive aims to slow the spread of COVID-19 from presymptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. The CDC said prediction models show when people self-isolate after receiving a…

July 23, 2020

Trump administration renews public health emergency after urging from states

RACHEL ROUBEIN | 07/23/2020 The Trump administration has renewed the public health emergency for the coronavirus, ensuring that critical resources to fight the pandemic can continue while much of the country battles rising caseloads. The news will come as relief to health care groups who worried that President Donald Trump would let the emergency declaration…

July 17, 2020

House bill would secure telehealth expansions after pandemic: 4 things to know

Jackie Drees | July 17, 2020 A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill in the U.S. House July 16 that aims to protect telehealth expansions in Medicare that were made during the coronavirus pandemic.  The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act is sponsored by Reps. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., Mike Thompson, D-Calif., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio,…

June 29, 2020

AHA urges CMS to keep relaxed regulations beyond crisis

Samantha Liss | June 29, 2020 Dive Brief:• The American Hospital Association is urging CMS to retain the relaxed regulations or waivers it has extended to the industry beyond the COVID-19 public health crisis currently set to expire in about a month. • Specifically, AHA and its 5,000 member hospitals want to keep the flexibilities…

June 25, 2020

Hospitals face major decisions on how to approach price transparency rule after legal defeat

Robert King | June 25, 2020 4:36pm A court ruling upholding a controversial price transparency rule puts hospitals in a tight spot of how to comply with the regulation in the middle of a pandemic. Hospital groups were dealt a major setback when a federal judge sided with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…