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Three Key Things in Health Care - October 13, 2020 

by Mark Hedberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Pinna, Elizabeth Breen, Holly Cerasano

Published: October, 2020

Submission: October, 2020


From the Health Care Practice of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


  • HCA Healthcare’s announcement that it will be returning $1.6 billion in Provider Relief Funds illustrates the challenges facing providers in accounting for PRFs under shifting guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • Providers should expect continued acceleration in the shift of procedures from hospital outpatient departments to ambulatory surgery centers given recent studies on cost savings.

  • More than a month after the CMS bypassed the normal process and revised regulations to tie Medicare participation directly to mandatory COVID-19 reporting, CMS issued guidance laying out the specifics and the agency’s enforcement process.

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