News/Commentary

It’s official, finally! Hospitals now must reveal what they “charge” for services

CMS published in the last week or so a Proposed Rule that has been several years in the making under which hospitals … more


From Payment for Quantity to Payment for Quality: How soon?

Of all the “au courant”  health care issues creating buzz and concern, the issue of shifting the manner in which providers are … more


The Second Machine Age – why you should read it!

Wow, it has been almost two months since I stated that The Second Machine Age should be required reading.  Without  further ado, … more


The Second Machine Age – Recommended Reading

It’s snowing and I am under a deadline now (the two are not related!) but I will have more to say about … more


Mandatory Emergency Preparedness Programs for Medicare and Medicaid Providers: Soon to be a Condition of Participation

As a result of disasters (mistakes, natural, and terrorist-created), CMS recently published a proposed rule requiring any Medicare or Medicaid provider to comply … more


New IRS Notices on Section 501(r)

Take note tax-exempt hospitals! The IRS has released two Notices ( http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-03.pdf )that address the relatively new Section 501(r).  As a refresher, and in … more


‘cross bikes for Congress?

  As I read about and watch today’s Congressional stand-off I cannot help but think that maybe some literal, rather than proverbial, … more