CDPH Releases Two New AFLs

The California Department of Public Health recently released new All Facilities Letters (AFL) on licensing and certification applications and fiscal year 2023-24 health care facility license schedule. 

FAQs Issued on No Surprises Act Price Transparency Requirements

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued the new No Surprises Act (NSA) frequently asked questions (FAQs). While the FAQs cover several topics, most importantly, they clarify that “facility fees” are included in the definition of “items and services” for purposes of the machine-readable file that health plans are required to post under the NSA’s Transparency in Coverage provisions and the provider uninsured good faith estimate requirements.  

HHS Issues Information Blocking Penalty Final Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has issued its final rule on the enforcement of information blocking penalties for health information technology developers and health information exchanges and networks. A second proposed rule establishing information blocking disincentives for providers is expected in early fall.  

Filing the Triennial Occupational Mix Index Report

Filing the Triennial Occupational Mix Index Report webinar will cover the basics of the Occupational Mix Adjustment (OMA), the history and calculation of the OMA, and strategies for improving the accuracy of your Occupational Mix data. This session will be hosted by Fred Fisher and Ryan Sader of Toyon Associates, who will share their expertise gained through the submission and audit support of more than 150 Occupational Mix Surveys.

Overview of Changes to the Medicare BPCI-A Payment Model

CMS recently announced the extension of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) model. Join us for this informative webinar as experts provide an overview of the model, including updates for 2024 participation, application considerations, and program details. Organizations that have never applied for BPCI-A, as well as current BPCI-A participants, will benefit from […]

Important Legal Changes to Psychiatric Holds in 2023

This webinar will provide a review of new state laws affecting all hospitals that treat patients on an involuntary psychiatric hold including hospital emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric services. It will describe the intersection of hospital EMTALA requirements and the involuntary psychiatric hold process. Audience:Health Care Executives, Case Managers, Social Workers, Risk Managers, Emergency Department […]