FDA Must Consider Alternatives to Laboratory Developed Test Proposals

What’s Happening: CHA submitted comments to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on proposed regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs).  

What Else to Know: The proposed rule would have significant unintended consequences for the delivery of medical laboratory services and would raise costs to the overall health care system.  

Summary: Details of Final Outpatient Payment Rule

What’s Happening: A comprehensive summary of the finalized payment updates and policy changes to the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system for calendar year 2024 is available.  

What Else to Know: The provisions are generally effective Jan. 1, 2024.  

Updated Guide on Final Rule Implementation Now Available

What’s happening: A members-only guide from the American Hospital Association to support hospitals in the implementation of the Medicare Advantage (MA) final rule is now available for calendar year 2024.  

What else to know: The document provides a summary of key provisions of the final rule, which seeks to align MA coverage with traditional Medicare more clearly and to increase oversight of MA plans.