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Sep 27, 2022 - Notice of interim final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on the modification of requirements established in a November 6, 2020, interim final rule that States must follow in order to claim a temporary increase in Federal matching funds for their Medicaid programs under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Comments are due by October 27, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and coinsurance amounts for hospital and extended care services provided during calendar year 2023 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). These rates are effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2023. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 27, 2022 - Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2023. It also announces the monthly premium, the deductible for 2023, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. These rates are effective on January 1, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 23, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comments on revisions to the Hospice Survey and Deficiencies Report Form and supporting regulations. CMS and Medicaid programs use the information collected by this form as the basis for certification decisions for hospices that wish to obtain or retain participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comments are due by November 22, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 21, 2022 - Announces flexibilities and resources through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in response to the Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico, including provider waivers, dialysis care, and medical equipment and supplies replacement waivers.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sep 21, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Registration Application and 2) Medicare Enrollment Application for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioners. Comments are due November 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 21, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on a revision of an information collection request titled "COVID-10 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Activities." The revisions include adding the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural reporting requirements and allowing for data collection beyond the current January 31, 2023, expiration date. The information obtained will be used to determine program compliance and evaluation and report on how funds were used. Comments are due by October 21, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2022 - Notice from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments to inform rulemaking for advanced explanation of benefits (AEOB) and good faith estimate (GFE) requirements of the No Surprises Act. This request seeks information and recommendations on transferring data from providers and facilities to plans, issuers, and carriers; other policy approaches; and the economic impacts of implementing these requirements. Comments are due by November 15, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 16, 2022 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will facilitate tribal consultation sessions regarding the expansion of VA's Indian Health Services/Tribal Health Program's (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreements Program to include Purchase Referred Care (PRC) and Contracted Travel. An in-person consultation will be held on September 27, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern. A virtual consultation will be held on September 30, 2022, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Written comments are due by September 30, 2022.
Source: Federal Register