On Sept. 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule detailing the enforcement provisions related to the No Surprises Act (NSA). The 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 […]
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).
Join your colleagues at this two-hour program, focusing on the current state of the IMPACT Act as well as what the future will hold under this system.
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.
CHA members are invited to register for DataGen’s webinar on the federal fiscal year 2022 inpatient prospective payment system final rule and analysis on Sept. 2 at noon (PT). Registration is required, and a recording will be available.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system final rule. The regulation is effective Oct. 1.
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.
On Aug. 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced it is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.
Beginning this week, Livanta — the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national contractor for Medicare claim review services — will begin to review Short Stay and Higher-Weighted Diagnosis Related Group (HWDRG) claims from hospitals.