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Considerations for COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payment (CAAP) Recoupments


By Mandy Mori
Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

By Denise Stark
Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

The Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments (AAP) program assists certain types of providers with advances on future claims to help with funding due to a disruption in claims submission or processing. With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the existing AAP program on March 28, 2020, to include a broader group of Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers. Changes also included added benefits as well as extended repayment terms.
Now known as COVID-19 Accelerated and Advance Payments (CAAP), the revised program aims to increase cash flow to health care providers, physicians, and suppliers during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). These advances are recouped on remittances by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).
Depending on when providers received the payments, they already experienced or will experience recoupments on their remittances. This article is an overview of key program details and items providers should consider with regards to the recoupments. Read article
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Breaking Down Cybersecurity Measures


By Alex Adams, Elite Account Executive
Parker Smith & Feek


In today’s ever-evolving cyber environment, hackers have become intrusion specialists with increasingly sophisticated ways of compromising your system’s integrity. Using social engineering and ransomware attacks, these bad actors have generated millions in revenue through Bitcoin ransom payments and tricking victims into voluntarily transferring funds. In response to the increase in these attacks, cyber insurance carriers have reacted in several ways, most commonly by requiring companies to implement multifactor authentication and strict call-back verification procedures to provide cyber coverage. There is a good reason for these requirements - they are extremely effective when implemented correctly. Read article
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Children of the Covid


By Craig B. Garner, Founder
Garner Health Law Corporation


In the final act of Leoš Janáček’s Czech opera Její pastorkyna, the body of a baby appears under the melting spring ice, disrupting the wedding of Laca and Jenufa. The nineteenth century Moravian village responds by punishing Jenufa’s stepmother, Kostelnica, for her heinous crime of infanticide. This tragic yet fitting end to Kostelnica, while seemingly boorish, serves as a reminder that within this small Central European village, there was a moral compass./br /> The historical frequency of infanticide is disturbing yet well documented. Writings before the fourth century include hundreds of references to infanticide of both legitimate and illegitimate children, actions that did not violate the law or public opinion. The fate of these children included river drowning, tossed into trenches or just left on the roadside or in the wilderness. Between the fourth and thirteenth centuries children faced institutional abandonment for months or even years, and the sale of children endured lawfully in Europe until the nineteenth century.
Along the way enlightenment in seventeenth century Europe shifted the child’s role. Adults recognized children were separate entities, albeit innocent, yet still in need of protection and education in society. While the child’s historical path has not always been linear, today social media replaced coal mines, and modern day’s version of enlightenment combines over-protection with a touch of self-entitlement, many of whom apprentice under the influence of an influencer.
Until now. Read article
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New Health Plan Financial Reports for California, Ohio and Washington State


By David Peel, Publisher and Editor
Healthcare News


We recently updated our financial reporting for health plans in California, Ohio and Washington State. Click on the links below to see the numbers.

Most Downloaded Articles


The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2021 through August 2021.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN
  2. What the No Surprises Act Means for Patients, Providers, and Payers By Mandy Mori and Denise Stark of Moss Adams
  3. HHS Releases Provider Relief Fund Revised Reporting Requirements and Opens Portal By Aparna Venkateswaran, Melaney Scott and Georgia Green of Moss Adams.
  4. CMS Publishes FY 2022 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule By Paul Holden, Michael Newell and Glenn Bunting of Moss Adams
  5. Leadership in Uncertain and Changing Times By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  6. The Lessons I Learned from Bob Beale By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  7. Do You Ignite Passion in Those You Lead? Take this Quiz By Danna Beal, M.Ed., International Speaker, Author and Coach
  8. Love in the Time of Covid-19 By Craig B. Garner, Founder, Garner Health Law Corporation
  9. A Little Faith Can Be Contagious By Craig B. Garner, Founder, Garner Health Law Corporation
  10. Debunking the Fallacy that Kids Aren’t Seriously Affected by COVID-19 By Michael Brodsky, MD of L.A. Care Health Plan