An easy way to create a Good Faith Estimate and comply with the No Surprises Act

no surprises act

The No Surprises Act is officially here. It went into effect on January 1st, 2022. Yes, it’s another layer of regulatory legislation that you, the provider, are required to follow. Yes, it outlaws out-of-network balance billing in all emergency situations … Continue reading

Dr. Kaplan discusses new hospital rules on price transparency with Bill Fukui of MedShark Digital

hospital rules on price transparency

 When Bill Fukui was with Page1Solutions, he would send out an eblast about best practices for physician or healthcare websites. SEO this or SEO that, the best call-to-action buttons and other techniques to generate leads for doctors.   And … Continue reading

Top 10 ways hospitals are not compliant with new CMS price transparency rules

It used to be a dream. But now, it’s reality! The new CMS price transparency rules went into effect on January 1st. And while these new rules were initiated by former President Trump, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are … Continue reading

Will HIPAA privacy rules be relaxed permanently?

HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, is a huge piece of legislation. While many new laws emanate from this Act, most Americans associate HIPAA with privacy and privacy alone. While the goal of … Continue reading

One step closer: Price transparency in healthcare [video]

It’s official! Price transparency in healthcare is closer to reality. President Trump released new rules requiring hospitals to publish their charges and negotiated rates. You may be thinking, “oh this doesn’t affect me! It only affects hospitals and their employed physicians.” … Continue reading

President Trump officially signs price transparency executive order

President Trump officially issued a price transparency Executive Order yesterday. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect consequences.   The effect of a price transparency … Continue reading

Trump’s Price Transparency Executive Order

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump will issue an Executive Order this week regarding price transparency. The price transparency executive order will require hospitals, insurers and doctors to disclose their negotiated rates. This will have direct and indirect … Continue reading

Hospitals posting prices. A good start.

You may have seen this NY Times article a couple weeks ago about a new law requiring hospitals to post prices. The law was initially included in the Unaffordable Care Act but not put into action until the Trump administration. … Continue reading

Bundled pricing, the only true transparency in healthcare

Price transparency is the current and growing buzzword in healthcare. There are many ways to go about making healthcare costs clear to consumers. But when entrepreneurs design their own solution to price transparency, they miss one very important ingredient: actionable … Continue reading

Let’s be clear about pre-existing conditions

With the passage of a new healthcare bill in the House of Representatives (it’s still not a law) and a heartfelt monologue by Jimmy Kimmel, there’s been a great deal of talk about pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, in the discussion, many … Continue reading