Through the Looking Glass — New Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals

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Webinar

Date:4/9/2020
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Provided by MHA Health Institute.
Health Institute

Date & Time

Thursday, April 9
Noon to 1 p.m.

Register on or before Wednesday, April 8, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join. Invite colleagues to join you — one connection per facility is encouraged.

This complimentary webinar is being offered through a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.


Audience

health system and hospital executives and senior leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, and finance and compliance teams


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Overview

Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, hospitals throughout the country will be required to publicly disclose the cost of items and services provided, including the specific reimbursement and payment rates the hospital has with third-party payers. Both the federal government and individual states have enacted other price transparency laws throughout the past several years, but the new requirements represent the broadest reaching and most comprehensive mandates to date.

This webinar will cover the specific information hospitals will be required to make available to the public beginning next year, discuss how hospitals can begin preparing, and provide an update on pending legal challenges to the final rule enacting the new requirements.


Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • list between three and seven educational objectives in operational/behavioral terms
  • understand the history of price transparency and the public policy behind the current efforts
  • understand the specific pricing information, including payer-specific rates, that hospitals must publicly disclose beginning Jan. 1, 2021
  • review the steps hospital leadership can take now to prepare for the new obligations
  • discuss the pending legal challenges to the final rule and the impact on how hospitals prepare for compliance


Faculty

Joseph Krause
Attorney
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Milwaukee

Joe Krause's practice focuses on corporate and regulatory work for health care clients, including hospitals, health systems, physician practices, rural health clinics, independent diagnostic testing facilities and ambulatory surgical cneters. This work encompasses government reimbursement, billing and payment matters; health care licensing and certification; corporate structure and reorganizations; and obtaining and maintaining tax exemption. Krause earned both his undergraduate degree in accounting and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He also is a CPA.

Benjamin Fee
Attorney
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Denver

Ben Fee practices exclusively in the area of health law, advising health systems, hospitals and other providers on a variety of reimbursement, regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly counsels clients on reimbursement strategy matters and regulatory compliance issues, including compliance with federal fraud and abuse laws, Conditions of Participation, and Medicare billing and payment rules.