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Federal Court Rules for HHS’ Site-Neutral Payment Policy

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

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Systems

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: In It For the Long-Haul

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.[1]  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