Compliance

HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days, effective Oct. 18.   The 90-day renewal puts the public health emergency in place through Jan. 16, 2022, and ensures flexibilities — like waivers and special rules tied to the declaration — remain in place for providers.   

CHA Comments on No Surprises Act Enforcement Provisions Proposed Rule

CHA commented on the proposed rule detailing the enforcement provisions related to the No Surprises Act (NSA). In the letter, CHA raises concerns about the promulgation of regulations related to enforcement actions before the full set of regulations required to implement the NSA’s core provisions have been produced.   CHA also offers specific technical recommendations to ensure that providers have an appropriate opportunity to respond […]

Resuming Medicare Claim Review

Medicare claim reviews have been on hold since 2019 but will soon be resuming. CHA is happy to partner with Livanta to bring members crucial information about the resumption.

CMS to Rescind Prior Audit Denials for Mid-Build Exceptions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” to the site-neutral payment policy. CMS will review each previously failing provider’s audit findings for compliance with statutory requirements, as well as for accuracy and completeness.