Regulations

Medical Board Updates Required ‘Notice to Consumers’ Signage

The Medical Board of California (MBC) has updated its required “Notice to Consumers” signage — effective Jan. 1 — for physicians, research psychoanalysts, licensed midwives, and polysomnographic technologists, technicians, and trainees.   For practitioners working in hospitals or clinics, the MBC requires a sign be posted in an area visible to patients, in at least 38-point […]

CMS, HHS Release Resources for No Surprises Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a variety of resources related to the No Surprises Act.   They include:  Updated Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) Administrative Fees: Given the larger –than-anticipated volume of claims submitted to the federal IDR process, HHS is increasing the […]

HHS Releases Hospital Ownership Data 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released ownership data for all Medicare-certified hospitals.   The release supports President Joe Biden’s executive order on promoting competition. The information posted includes detailed information on the ownership of more than 7,000 hospitals. The data elements include:    The data are available on the CMS data website. […]