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CMS Formally Withdraws Three Proposed Rules, Including Part B Drug Model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally has formally withdrawn a number of proposed rules, including the Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Model that was opposed by CHA and not finalized by the Obama Administration. In addition, CMS withdrew a proposed rule that would have specified qualifications practitioners must meet to furnish and fabricate prosthetics and custom-fabricated orthotics. In comments on the proposed rule, CHA urged CMS to withdraw the proposal and is pleased to see the agency do so.

Finally, CMS also withdrew a proposed rule that would have revised certain conditions of participation for health care providers, conditions for coverage for suppliers, and requirements for long-term care facilities to revise certain definitions and patients’ rights provisions to ensure they are consistent with the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor. CMS believes that a subsequent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, “has addressed many of the concerns raised” in the original rule.