Politics and Policy

Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute Reform: 5 Things Healthcare Execs Need to Know

October 17, 2019

In a long-awaited move, HHS proposes to overhaul the federal anti-kickback statute and Stark Law for today’s value-based environment.

Do Certificate-of-Need Laws Still Make Sense in 2019?

September 03, 2019

They were formed to provide greater access to healthcare and lower costs, but they may be doing more harm than good.

Nine Reasons Health Execs Are Excited for the Future

August 26, 2019

From new models to AI, the things that get health execs excited about the future of healthcare.

Price Transparency Rule Could Pose Challenges

August 09, 2019

Two challenges providers may face under the proposed rule.

What Trump’s Kidney Executive Order Means for Healthcare

July 28, 2019

How the president’s Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative will impact policy.

New York Not-For-Profit Nursing Home Sales are Subject to Increased Scrutiny by the Attorney General

July 26, 2019

Due, at least in part, to the substantial increase in the number of sales of New York not-for-profit skilled nursing facilities to for-profit operators since 2015, the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General is subjecting such transactions to increased scrutiny, including objecting to certain of such sales, increasing the time and cost associated with such transactions.

Seven Pharmacy Regulations Health Execs Must Watch

June 13, 2019

These are the important policies to watch out for in 2019.

The Future of Stark Law

June 03, 2019

In the three decades since its passage, Stark Law has become one of the most significant sources of regulatory burden on physicians and, ultimately, for Medicare beneficiaries.

Hospitals Charge Employer Plans Double What Medicare Pays

May 18, 2019

A new RAND study uncovers significant differences between healthcare costs paid by privately insured patients and those paid out by Medicare.

The Potential Costs of Healthcare Price Transparency

May 15, 2019

A proposed policy calling for hospitals to publicly disclose negotiated prices charged for services is drawing ire from some hospitals and insurance companies.