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HHS Distributes $4 Billion More in Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

An additional $4 billion in Provider Relief Funds has been earmarked for healthcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), safety net hospitals, providers in rural and certain small metropolitan areas, and dentists may receive funding through this latest tranche of $175 billion in relief funds allocated to hospitals and other healthcare providers through the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. READ MORE

Indiana Legislates Fewer Surprise Bills for Patients at In-Network Facilities

New regulations intended to reduce out-of-network balance billing, or so-called “surprise billing,” by Indiana physicians are set to take effect July 1, 2020. H.B. 1004 ensures that patients who go to an in-network hospital will not receive surprise bills from out-of-network physicians. As well, the new law requires hospitals and physicians to provide good faith estimates to patients when requested. READ MORE

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