Weekend Reading: August 26, 2022

The theme of this week’s weekend reading is price transparency and the No Surprises Act, a timely theme with the Biden Administration releasing the final surprise billing rules this week.

If you have a few hours to spare, here is the link to the full release, at just under 150 pages, fairly digestible for a weekend’s reading.

A thoughtful summary of the new rule from RevCycle Intelligence, with a focus on the qualifying payment amount (QPA).

HealthLeaders Media outlines 6 ways that Revenue Cycle teams can bring their hospitals and systems into alignment with transparency rules.

Following the same transparency theme, an interesting article from Fierce Healthcare correlating patient satisfaction to a better understanding of costs, with the suggestion that providers should spend more time explaining bills to patients.

Finally, a not completely surprising study from JAMA related to price transparency, finding a negative association between compliance and competitiveness; compliance was higher in less competitive regions.

Have a great weekend!