PYA Principal Martie Ross gave two presentations at the Nebraska Hospital Association Annual Convention. She provided insight on changing regulations as the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends, as well as specific provisions within the No Surprises Act.
The end of the COVID-19 PHE also means the contraction of expanded telehealth coverage. In addition to detailing what services will remain covered for how long and under what conditions, Martie’s presentation, “Post-PHE Telehealth and Virtual Services,” explained how providers can use virtual services to fill the gaps left by the telehealth rollback. Following the presentation, attendees were able to:
- Understand the impact of the end of the PHE on the availability of telehealth services.
- Describe state and federal efforts to expand telehealth services.
- Appreciate the opportunities presented by new reimbursement for virtual services.
Martie’s second presentation addressed the federal No Surprises Act’s prohibition on surprise billing, and also covered such topics as notice requirements, anticipated regulations, relevant agency guidance, and lessons learned thus far. In “Navigating the No Surprises Act,” she:
- Reviewed the No Surprises Act’s prohibition on surprise billing and the related dispute resolution process.
- Analyzed when and how to generate a good faith estimate of charges for self-pay patients.
- Outlined the industry’s experience with the No Surprises Act in the 10 months since the law became effective.
The convention took place October 19-21, 2022, in La Vista, Nebraska.
If you would like additional guidance with telehealth or No Surprises Act compliance or any matter related to compliance, valuation, or strategy and transactions, one of our executive contacts would be happy to assist. You may email them below, or call (800) 270-9629. For additional information on the No Surprises Act, visit our Healthcare Transparency page.