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CA Legislature Expands Behavioral, Mental Healthcare Parity Law – HealthPayerIntelligence.com

By Kelsey Waddill September 08, 2020 – Under a newly revised bill from the California state legislature, California health plans will have to cover mental health conditions to the same extent they do medical services in an effort to achieve mental healthcare parity. The California Mental Health Parity Act—passed in 1999—already required health plans and disability… Read More »

Change Healthcare’s CEO on Payers, Providers & The New Healthcare Economy

Health Tech Aug 24, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH From his vantage point at the helm of one of healthcare’s biggest IT infrastructure companies, Change Healthcare’s President & CEO, Neil de Crescenzo, has an unrivaled perspective at how covid19 has impacted hospital systems and payers. His business builds the “connective tissue” that not only… Read More »

CMS to resume healthcare provider audits August 3 – ModernHealthcare.com

CMS will resume auditing healthcare providers’ Medicare claims in two weeks, months after suspending such work due to COVID-19. The agency performs a variety of fee-for-service claims reviews, many through private contractors, to ensure hospitals, physician clinics and other healthcare providers weren’t overpaid for services. It temporarily put most audits on hold in March when… Read More »

Healthcare sector added 358K jobs, hospitals had first gains in 2 months

Dive Brief: The healthcare sector added 358,000 jobs throughout the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly jobs report. Similar to last month’s report, dentists and physician’s offices saw notable gains: 190,000 and 80,000 jobs added, respectively.​ Hospitals added about 7,000 jobs,… Read More »