More good news for hospitals, health care providers, and entrepreneurs interested in telehealth and Chronic Care Management (CCM). CMS just recently introduced a new educational initiative called Connected Care: the Chronic Care Management Resource. The initiative is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of CCM services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with support to implement CCM programs.
Despite regulations, litigation, and significant draft guidance, the future of regulation of HCT/Ps remains up in the air. Learn what you need to know quickly with these seven questions and answers.
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Health Plans and health care providers are getting into each other’s business. This payor/provider convergence has taken different forms. Health systems have ventured into the health insurance business by acquiring or starting their own health plans and by establishing joint ventures with payors, to jointly own and operate a health plan. Health plans have also moved into the health care provider business by acquiring hospitals, surgery centers, medical groups, and other providers. This blog post examines one aspect of this Payor/Provider Convergence – payor/provider joint ventures to operate health plans.
Foley recently co-hosted the Florida Hospital Association’s (FHA) 2017 Health Law Summit, which brought together more than 40 in-house attorneys and compliance officers from FHA member hospitals to discuss the current state and future direction of the health care industry.
On Monday, two House committees with oversight over health care and taxation, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, released draft reconciliation bills designed to repeal and alter significant portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). These long-awaited draft bills, collectively entitled the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would make significant modifications to the health insurance markets and to the operation of state Medicaid programs, and would also repeal or delay several taxes imposed by PPACA.