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CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospitals PPS Final Rule

CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.

CHA Comments on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

CHA submitted comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 physician fee schedule proposed rule. In the letter, CHA:  Urges CMS to work with Congress to address significant payment reductions to the proposed conversion factor and physician payments  Urges CMS to continue to support the expansion of telehealth by finalizing proposals to maintain Category 3 telehealth services until the end of CY […]

MIPS Facility-Based Scoring Not Available for Performance Year 2021

In the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)/long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized a measure suppression policy for several hospital reporting programs. The policy is in response to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).  

FDA Announces Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced its full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine — under the name Comirnaty — for individuals 16 and older, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to go beyond emergency use authorization (EUA) in the U.S.  

CDC Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for All, CMS Updates Coding Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced plans to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all individuals beginning the week of Sept. 20 and starting eight months after an individual’s second dose, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a review by the CDC’s vaccine advisory committee.