Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

Act Now to Help Avert Payment Cuts to Physicians from Medicare

During the largest healthcare crisis in U.S. history, members of Congress continue to negotiate on an end-of-the-year funding bill that does not address the substantial cuts in Medicare reimbursements to all healthcare providers, scheduled to begin on January 1, 2022. Congress must pass the continuing resolution (CR) before the end of 2021 to provide a…

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CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS announced an emergency order requiring every healthcare facility, who participates in Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure that all eligible employees receive COVID-19 vaccination by January 4, 2022. The emergency order applies to approximately 76,000 facilities that employ more than 17 million healthcare workers. Applicable facilities include: Ambulatory Surgery Centers Clinics Community Mental Health…

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Aunt Minnie: The 2020 election and radiology’s future

The 2020 election and radiology's future

As the U.S. anticipates the results of the 2020 presidential elections, healthcare continues to be among the biggest concerns for the American people. A faltering economy and a healthcare system devastated by COVID-19 await the attention of the next president. Collaborative Imaging’s CEO, Dhruv Chopra, MBA wrote a piece for Aunt Minnie explaining the implications…

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Hospital Hesitates to Share Imaging Prices Upfront, Puzzling Judges And Raising Questions

Hospital Hesitates to Share Imaging Prices Upfront

By Neale Pashley A hospital hesitated to share Imaging prices upfront with the court. A panel of judges are questioning the hospital field’s hesitancy to share upfront pricing during an appeals case. Why are x-ray prices “unknowable”? A recent virtual courtroom was recounting a high-profile appeals case. This appeal is by the American Hospital Association…

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