The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2021 Report to the Congress, a mandated report that details analysis and recommendations about the Medicare program and health care delivery system.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule to rescind a Trump-era final rule requiring federally qualified health centers to fully pass along discounts they received from the 340B drug discount program for insulin and EpiPens to low-income or uninsured patients.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law. The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound Medicare beneficiaries.
Providers may request an interim reconciliation report from Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) for California, that summarizes the amount of Medicare Advanced and Accelerated Payment (MAAP) repayments recouped compared to the amounts still outstanding.
CHA submitted comment letters on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (PPS), inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility PPS proposed rules.
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file code “CMS-1752-P.”
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file […]
Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nomination was approved 55-44, with four Republicans voting yes. Brooks-LaSure previously served at the Department of Health & Human Services, including CMS, during the Obama administration and helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Before being nominated to lead CMS, she was […]
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will devote $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program. The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program provides reimbursements to eligible providers for claims attributed to COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination for uninsured individuals. Additional information about the program is available on the HRSA website.