Key Updates to Review to Prepare for the No Surprises Act
By Mandy MoriSenior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
By Denise StarkManager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (collectively, the Departments) issued a series of rules and notices in 2021 since the passing of the bipartisan No Surprises Act on December 27, 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (HR 133; Division BB–Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions).
- Three Interim Final Rules (IFRs)
- A notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)
- A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to implement provisions of the No Surprises Act and the final rules
An overview of these items is in this article to help your organization better prepare for the impacts of the act. Read article
Rebuild, Renew, and Reenergize in 2022
By Danna Beal, M.Ed.International Speaker,Author and Coach
We have the opportunity to begin anew, with a fresh start in our organizations, our families, and our world. With unrelenting changes in the past two years, we are being challenged to find new answers, forge new horizons, and create organizations that are desirable and retentive. The Great Resignation has not slowed down and finding and keeping dedicated employees is an increasing and ongoing goal. Putting people first is not only necessary, but also the path to rebuilding workplace cultures that are better, happier, more productive, and more successful for the long-term. Rebuilding and creating a desirable workplace culture requires thinking outside the “spreadsheet” and moving outside of the proverbial box. A renewal for 2022 demands a clear vision from a higher vantage point with leaders who are willing to change the outmoded models of leadership. Read article
Children of the Covid
By Craig B. Garner
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
New Health Plan Financial Reports for California, Ohio and Washington State
By David Peel
, Publisher and Editor
We recently updated our financial reporting for health plans in California, Ohio and Washington State. Click on the links below to see the numbers.