CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.
CHA Issues Draft Comments on FFY 2024 IRF, SNF, and IPF PPS Proposed Rules
CHA has issued members-only draft comments on the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS), skilled-nursing facility (SNF) PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS proposed rules. CHA encourages members to use the drafts as a template to submit their own comment letters.
CHA Issues Summaries of Medicaid Access and Payment Proposed Rules
CHA has issued members-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of two proposed rules related to Medicaid programs.
CHA Issues Summaries of IPPS, LTCH PPS Proposed Rules
CHA has issued comprehensive summaries of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rules. Comments on both proposed rules are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 9 and can be submitted online.
CHA Issues Summary of Proposed Rule to Expand Health Care Access to DACA Recipients
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the proposed rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend regulatory definitions of “lawfully present” in specific health programs. These proposed changes would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to enroll in the programs. Comments […]
CHA Issues Summary of Finalized Policies for 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the finalized changes to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D programs for contract year 2024.
CHA Issues Summary of Final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the final notice of benefit and payment parameters for 2024. The regulations are effective June 18.
CMS Issues Proposed Rules on Medicaid Access and Payment Rates
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued two proposed rules related to Medicaid programs. The proposed rules are designed to improve access to care, quality, and health outcomes, and better promote health equity for Medicaid beneficiaries across fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems. Comments on both proposed rules are due to CMS […]
ONC Issues Proposed Rule on Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a proposed rule on health data, technology, and interoperability to implement certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed rule also makes several enhancements to the ONC Health IT Certification Program. Comments are due June 20.
CHA Comments on Two Medicaid DSH Proposed Rules
CHA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on two proposed rules on the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program.