May 2021 Newsletter

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news & updates
May 2021
Hospitals’ Failure to Put Prices Public May Be Penalized for Non-Compliance, CMS says.
It was reported by US news that despite the ruling made during Trump’s administration (in 2019)
that hospitals should put their prices on their websites to make it public, still more than half weren’t doing it at this stage.
The Ruling
In 2018, President Trump just signed a long-awaited executive order on healthcare price
transparency that will require hospitals and insurers to reveal “the true prices of healthcare services,” which should include negotiated contract rates and out-of-pocket spending.
The then US President announced this executive order in a speech at the White House on June 24,
2018 and said that it is “virtually impossible for Americans to know the real prices and quality of
service.
Upcoming Events
Health Care During and After COVID: The Continuous Rise of 
Telemedicine and Its Compliance Requirements
It was disclosed on the studies conducted by American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
that since the onset of Covid19 pandemic, the Telemedicine has boomed into prominence.
It may be true that telemedicine isn’t new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has really put the
technology front and center, with clinics and even some hospitals closing for certain services
after state and local governments issued stay-at-home orders to help prevent the spread of
the virus.
Up to now, even when doctors’ offices have started to open, some patients avoided in-person appointments due to COVID-19 fears.
Aside from the noticeable boost in telemedicine, Covid19 pandemic has also fostered the
rise of innovative medical services, everything from getting prescriptions by mail to drive-through virus testing and pharmacy-based vaccinations.
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