The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court’s decision in American Hospital Association et al. v. Azar, ruling that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has the authority to implement site-neutral payments. This decision directly impacts the hospital industry as it allows the federal government to
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The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about many clinical and operational challenges to hospitals and healthcare practices across the nation. Although some states have begun phased re-openings and healthcare providers have resumed elective procedures, many healthcare facilities and physician practices are facing financial crises as a result of the recent shutdowns. While healthcare providers are working
Telehealth (also referred to as telemedicine) is not a new phenomenon; in fact, it dates back to 1879 when physicians used telephone consults to reduce unnecessary office visits. Telehealth makes complete sense as it is less expensive to provide and greatly expands access to both primary and highly specialized care. Nevertheless, state and federal governments