Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul in Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-Network Fees Charged for Urgent and Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency

On May 14, 2015, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a proposed landmark bill that, if passed, will represent a major overhaul of out-of-network medical care charges, current billing practices, and have a significant impact on hospitals and urgent care centers providing services on an out-of-network basis. Dubbed protection for consumers against surprise medical bills and a … Continue reading “Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul in Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-Network Fees Charged for Urgent and Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency”

CMS issues final rules affecting medical staff, membership, hospital governing bodies, and hospital outpatient orders

Date: 05/20/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: On May 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that brings important revisions and clarifications to the Conditions of Participation (CoP) affecting hospitals and other healthcare providers. Some of the most important changes, which will take effect July 11, 2014 … Continue reading “CMS issues final rules affecting medical staff, membership, hospital governing bodies, and hospital outpatient orders”