Tag archives: reimbursement

COVID-19 Update: HHS Releases Details of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

On Friday morning April 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released details regarding the first $30 billion in payments under the CARES Act.  The CARES Act provides a total of $100 billion in relief funds to providers “to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19 and to ensure uninsured … Continue reading

OMHA Medicare Appellant Forum outlines initiatives for streamlining the hearing and settlement process for providers

On February 25, 2016, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) hosted a Medicare Appellant Forum for Part A and B providers and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers with important updates on management of the appeals backlog within OMHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Departmental Appeals … Continue reading

House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeks comments on changes to payments for services furnished in hospital new off-campus outpatient departments

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act). Section 603 of the Act reduces Medicare payments to newly-enrolled provider-based, off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), off-campus defined as a facility that is more than 250 yards from a hospital’s main buildings or a remote location of a hospital. … Continue reading