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“Advocacy Groups Seek a Fix For ‘Convener’ Issues in Good Faith Estimates,” Part B News Article

In a Part B News article about complaints from health care industry groups including the American Hospital Association regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ convener requirement which asks providers to create charge estimates for some patients that cover not only their own services but those of downstream providers, David McLean, Atlanta-based partner at Hall Booth Smith, said groups within the provider community have been communicating both formally and informally with CMS about these requirements.

“For example, take mental health providers. It’s very difficult to put together a GFE for their services because you’re looking at an open-ended term of illness and you can’t really create an upfront estimate,” he said.

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