Entries by Joseph Steinbock

Federal Health Policy Update for Monday, January 24

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Provider Relief Fund The reconsideration window for Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 payments and American Rescue Plan rural hospital payments will open on […]

Federal Health Policy Update for Wednesday, January 19

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has renewed his department’s declaration of a public health emergency in response to the […]

AHRQ Publishes Health Equity Report

The  federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published its annual report on health care disparities. The report, “National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report,” is mandated by Congress “… to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and […]

Federal Health Policy Update for Thursday, January 13

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 13.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Supreme Court The Supreme Court has ruled that the administration’s vaccine mandate for health care workers will remain in effect while the mandate […]

Federal Health Policy Update for Tuesday, January 11

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Provider Relief Fund HHS has updated its FAQ for reconsideration requests involving Phase 4 and rural hospital payments.  Find the updated FAQ here. […]

The Importance of Community Safety-Net Hospitals

Safety-net hospitals come in all sizes and shapes:  they’re large and small, urban and rural, public and private.  Some are freestanding and independent, some are part of health systems, and others belong to academic medical centers.  They can be found in all 50 states. What safety-net hospitals have in common, regardless of how big they […]

Federal Health Policy Update for Monday, January 3

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:45 p.m. on Monday, January 3.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. The White House President Biden has issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and […]

Federal Health Policy Update for Monday, December 27

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 27.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. Surprise Medical Billing Law Implementation Update CMS has published an FAQ about the implementation of regulations governing the No Surprises Act, the surprise […]

Federal Health Policy Ypdate for Tuesday, December 21

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government as of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. The White House The administration has announced new steps to protect Americans and help communities and hospitals battle the COVID-19 omicron variant.  The […]