Education event

Webinar Recording & Materials

Hospital Price Transparency Rule – Getting Prepared for January 2021

Originally recorded Aug. 18, 2020

Recording

Overview

The Hospital Price Transparency Final Rule becomes effective Jan. 1, 2021. This Rule requires hospitals to post a single, searchable data file containing all standard charges for all services. In addition, hospitals will need to post negotiated charges online for 300 specific services that patients typically shop around for.

Since this new rule may be confusing and leave hospitals wondering what their next steps should be, we invite you to join us for a webinar that will:

  • Summarize the Final Rule
  • Address misconceptions and ambiguities of the Rule
  • Discuss enforcement measures
  • Highlight the timeline for implementation
  • Review litigation updates

    Who should participate
    Chief financial officers, chief operating officers, reimbursement directors, patient financial services directors, revenue cycle directors, controllers, managed care directors, compliance officers, in-house legal counsel

    Materials

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    Faculty

    Megan Howard is CHA’s vice president, federal policy. Megan Howard is responsible for policy development and analysis of federal regulation impacting California hospitals and health systems. Based in CHA’s Washington, D.C. office, Megan works closely with CHA’s senior vice president, federal relations, CHA issue managers, and national associations on advocacy, and serves as a liaison to federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Prior to joining CHA, Megan worked as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Alicia Macklin is a recognized expert on legal issues in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).  In particular, Ms. Macklin focuses on issues raised in the context of behavioral health care and substance use disorder treatment, such as privacy and confidentiality concerns and unique compliance concerns.  She also advises on EMTALA-related issues, including policies, trainings, and investigations.  Ms. Macklin also assists health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, and health services companies with a broad range of compliance, licensing and certification, and reimbursement issues. 

    Katrina Pagonis chairs the firm’s Regulatory Department and is nationally recognized for her expertise on health care reform—from the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms to repeal-and-replace efforts and public option proposals.  Katrina’s practice focuses on providing strategic and regulatory advice as novel issues emerge for health care providers.  Most recently, she has worked with clients on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including regulatory waivers and options to address the lost revenue and expenses attributable to the pandemic.  She also monitors health care reform proposals and works with provider clients to address emerging regulatory, reimbursement, and managed care issues at both the state and federal level, including site-neutrality initiatives, surprise billing, price transparency, out-of-network reimbursement, network configuration (narrow and tiered networks), reference pricing and cost-sharing limits, and implementation.  More broadly, Katrina assists providers with general regulatory and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters, Medicare appeals, and defense of False Claims Act actions.chairs the firm’s Regulatory Department and is nationally recognized for her expertise on health care reform—from the Affordable Care Act’s market reforms to repeal-and-replace efforts and public option proposals.  Katrina’s practice focuses on providing strategic and regulatory advice as novel issues emerge for health care providers.  Most recently, she has worked with clients on issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including regulatory waivers and options to address the lost revenue and expenses attributable to the pandemic.  She also monitors health care reform proposals and works with provider clients to address emerging regulatory, reimbursement, and managed care issues at both the state and federal level, including site-neutrality initiatives, surprise billing, price transparency, out-of-network reimbursement, network configuration (narrow and tiered networks), reference pricing and cost-sharing limits, and implementation.  More broadly, Katrina assists providers with general regulatory and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters, Medicare appeals, and defense of False Claims Act actions.

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