Cost Reporting Rule to be Implemented Sooner than Expected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this month released the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. CMS intends to move forward with last year’s proposal on how to distribute the uncompensated care pool (UCP) based on charity care and non-Medicare…

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VHHA Shared Services Announces Vizient/Provista National Group Buys

Vizient/Provista is pleased to offer significant savings on purchases of capital assets through their National Group Buys program. Group Buys are available each quarter from participating suppliers on select product categories. They provide substantial cost savings and value-added benefits through negotiated pricing discounts for a limited time. Effective April 1-June 30, VHHA members and affiliated…

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Cordant Health Solutions Offers VHHA Members Toxicology Results, Risk Assessments

The Virginia General Assembly took action in the 2016 legislative session to provide more tools for fighting the prescription drug abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. Notably, lawmakers extended access of the State Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to consulting pharmacists as of July 1. Cordant Health Solutions, a VHHA Shared Services-endorsed Medication Monitoring Company, will now…

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