2020 CAQH Index Reveals Significant Cost Savings Opportunities

Increased use of automation, but $16.3 billion savings potential still remains for healthcare industry

Automating common healthcare administrative transactions, such as prior authorization, has reduced annual costs by $122 billion, finds the 2020 CAQH Index. However, the industry is still leaving $16.3 billion in potential savings on the table.

AHA Loses Latest Legal Battle Challenging Price Transparency

AHA claimed requirement too burdensome; judges skeptical, rule in favor of HHS

The American Hospital Association (AHA) was hoping for intervention from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals as the Price Transparency rule requiring hospitals to publicize rates goes into effect Friday, January 1, 2021. The AHA filed for an emergency notion to block the rule from going into effect, citing hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and record-high caseloads of COVID-19.

Key Healthcare Provisions in New Relief Law – What You Need to Know

President Trump signs massive $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law

Below are some of the key healthcare-related provisions in the legislation, including a detailed breakdown of the provisions related to funding for healthcare providers under the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF).