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Executive Order Reduces HHS Time for Transparency

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="executive-order"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]An executive order issued this week calls for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to write the hospital requirements on price transparency in the next 60 days. This should mandate “standard charge information, including charges and information based on negotiated rates and for common or shoppable items.” But what are common or shoppable items? These are treatments and procedures widely available from hospitals and doctors. According...

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Proposed Changes to Medicaid

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="changes-to-medicaid"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Last week at a symposium in Washington D.C., Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, stated the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is trying to identify “solutions for the whole person, including addressing housing, nutrition and other social needs.” This initiative would allow hospitals to pay for housing and healthy food for patients. According to Azar, “we believe we could spend less money on healthcare – and,...

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