WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: Healthcare leadership, CFOs, COOs and compliance officers.
OVERVIEW: CMS recently released a final rule mandating that hospitals post their standards charges online, including gross charges, negotiated rates, cash discounts and de-identified maximum and minimum negotiated rates. This webinar will unpack hospitals’ obligations for posting standard charges in a machine-readable format and for posting 300 "shoppable services" in a consumer-friendly format. It will also provide an update on the lawsuits filed against the US Department of Health and Human Services to block the final rule from going into effect in January 2021.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate compliance requirements for CMS’s price transparency rules;
- Describe and identify standard charges under the final price transparency rule;
- Define elements of posting 300 shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format; and
- Examine potential litigation filled by industry stakeholders to block implementation of the final rule.
MEET YOUR FACULTY: Zach Buxton, Attorney, Baird Holm
Zach Buxton is an attorney with Baird Holm who concentrates his practice on healthcare law. He represents hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers in regulatory, transactional and reimbursement matters. He has assisted clients in a range of healthcare issues, including compliance with fraud and abuse laws, physician contracting and compliance program assessments, and has also helped clients navigate nondiscrimination rules of the Affordable Care Act and additional requirements for charitable hospitals under section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code. Buxton earned a JD degree from Saint Louis University School of Law with a certificate in health law and also earned a master’s degree in health administration, with distinction, from Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice.
Registrations are due into the LHA office one week prior to the webinar in order to ensure timely delivery of instructions and handout.
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