Millions Face Medicaid Loss When COVID PHE Ends

Millions Face Medicaid Loss When COVID PHE Ends

  The COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends in mid-May and could adversely impact healthcare insurance for millions of Americans. The PHE extended Medicaid eligibility allowing millions to receive healthcare insurance. However, a little-publicized change about the PHE ending is that roughly 18 million will lose their Medicaid coverage. As of April 1, 2023, states…

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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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Hospitals Face $252.6B in Cuts for Medicare and Medicaid Payments

doctor hand using calculator for account about medical costs with stethoscope and computer notebook on the desk at modern office

Prudent radiology professionals working in hospitals know how important it is to stay on top of developments in their field so they can deliver the best service to patients. This includes keeping current on technological advances and new protocols for diagnosing and assessing patients, as well as ongoing legislative and regulatory changes.  If you’re like…

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CMS Adds Barriers to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Disbursements

Doctor talking about CMS rules that require radiology practices to obtain attestations of compliance

Image Courtesy (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) No more “pay and chase.” On November 4, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcing a recently issued final rule that empowers CMS to revoke or deny enrollment in provider programs for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP based on questionable business associations. There are no databases…

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New Legislation Aims to Improve Coverage for Breast Cancer Detection

New Legislation Aims to Improve Coverage for Breast Cancer Detection

  Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Early detection is key to improving outcomes for those who develop the disease. To that end, U.S. House lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require all insurers to cover any supplemental breast imaging, beyond screening mammograms, with no patient out-of-pocket costs. The…

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