To say the healthcare regulatory environment is constantly changing would be a major understatement.
Providers face a near-unrelenting stream of complex rules for areas like coding, patient privacy, reimbursement, and quality. As soon as one deadline passes, it seems like implementation for another new regulatory project is already closing fast.
And 2016 is shaping up to provide more of the same regulatory story. The HHS currently has 153 new regulations in development – ranging from the fairly mundane to big, costly, and transformational.
In other words, don’t expect any shortage of major regulatory stories in 2016. But of all the deadlines on the horizon, IRS Rule 501(r) for tax-exempt hospitals might have the most far-reaching consequences for your organization.Read More