Category Archives: Industry Topics

CARES Act – Provider Relief Fund | Reporting & Single Audit Requirements

Many providers have received several payments from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of both the general and targeted distributions to reimburse for eligible health care expenses and/or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19. The acceptance and corresponding attestation of these payments were accompanied by numerous… Read More »

The COVID 19 Impact on the Transfer Rule

By | July 27, 2020

As a refresher, under the Post-Acute Transfer Rule (PACT), if a patient was discharged below the Geometric Mean Length of Stay (GMLOS) and the discharge status on the claim indicated a transfer to post-acute care, then the hospital is entitled to a per diem payment amount and not the total amount a full DRG payment would provide. There… Read More »

COVID – 19 | Latest Regulatory Updates and Implications

The US Treasury, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have implemented financial relief and regulatory flexibility to support health care entities through the unparalleled impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 20, 2020, Kelly Saunders, Chris Anusbigian, and Linsday Wisdom of Deloitte presented a webinar through the MA-RI chapter… Read More »

Sponsored Post: Financial Relief for CARES Act, FEMA and other COVID-19 Programs and Reporting Considerations

* * * * * This post sponsored by Deloitte & Touche, LLP. * * * * * The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has led to the adoption of a number of health care legislative and regulatory programs to provide financial relief for healthcare organizations. As part of receiving these benefits, healthcare organizations are responsible for ensuring that associated… Read More »

Sponsored Post: The Importance of Utilization Management in Healthcare

* * * * * This post sponsored by BESLER. * * * * * In the fast paced, ever-changing healthcare environment hospitals and health systems must be agile to ensure a quality-driven and financially stable operation. Between care complexities, endless reimbursement rules and regulation changes, utilization management in healthcare is paramount. Regulatory Compliance Regulatory agencies such as… Read More »

Closing the COVID-19 Communications Chasm for Providers

By | April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is radically transforming healthcare. And it is leaving potential communication vacuums in its path.  Physicians are either overwhelmed with too much incoming information from too many sources or may feel like they are on an island, not knowing where to turn. Here’s where physician associations can play a key role. Physician Performance LLC (PPLLC) is… Read More »

Sponsored Post: Top health industry issues of 2020: Will digital start to show an ROI?

* * * * * This post sponsored by PwC. * * * * * In 2020, US healthcare, and especially how it is delivered and how much we pay for it, will be top of mind. Politicians will float many bold plans for transforming the industry. Health system leaders will tout their investments in technology and transformation,… Read More »


By | January 29, 2020

Implementation Considerations for Health Care Organizations Upon Adoption of the New Revenue Recognition Requirements under ASC 606 The model for revenue recognition is changing for all industries. ASU 2014-09: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) requires all organizations, including healthcare providers, to evaluate revenue recognition in a new way. This white paper, brought to you by the… Read More »