Skip to main content

Rural Health
News by Topic: Medicaid

Dec 4, 2019 - Interview with Eric Brettner, the CFO for Marinhealth, discusses the differences between working in small and large health systems and how health facilities can move to a lower cost of care. He emphasizes the importance of capitation in value-based care and understanding clinical operations as a healthcare leader.
Source: Health Leaders
Dec 3, 2019 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services releasing the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) rates for the period of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. The rates are used to determine the amount of Federal matching for state Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) Contingency Funds, and Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP) rates for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expenditures, among other federal assistance programs.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 29, 2019 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Health Insurance Common Claims Form and Supporting Regulations at 42 CFR Part 424, Subpart C; 2) Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans; and 3) Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-grandfathered Group Health Plans and Issuers and Individual Market Issuers. Comments are due December 30, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 25, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces an interim final rule, with comment period, that further delays the inclusion of U.S. Territories in the definition of "States" and "United States" that was originally announced in the Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug final rule on February 1, 2016. The delay is in effect through April 1, 2022. Comments on this announcement are due by January 24, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 25, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces the continued approval of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) as an accrediting organization for hospice agencies participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, effective November 27, 2019 through November 27, 2025.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 19, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on an extension of a currently approved information collection for the Examination and Treatment for Emergency Medical Conditions and Women in Labor (EMTALA). Comments are due by January 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 18, 2019 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services creating new reporting requirements for states to address the financing of supplemental and base Medicaid payments through the non-federal share, including states' uses of health care-related taxes and legitimate provider-related donations, as well as the requirements on the non-federal share of any Medicaid payment. Comments are due by January 17, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 14, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Eligibility for Exemptions, which includes requirements for states related to eligibility determinations for certificates of exemption from shared responsibility payments; and 2) Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) Pre and Post Pilot Measures Survey, which is used in the evaluation of the performance of CMS policies for the interoperability and collection of data, and assessment of a provider's ability to send and receive electronic health information. Comments are due by January 13, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 12, 2019 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the application fee for providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP enrollment; or adding a new Medicare practice location. The new fee is $595 and is required for applications submitted January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Nov 8, 2019 - Notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding updates to the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) and wage index for CY 2020. Among other things, the final rule implements changes to the unit payment from 60-day episodes of care to 30-day periods of care, allows physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology therapist assistants to provide maintenance therapy, makes changes to home health quality reporting program measures, and updates home infusion therapy payment rates for CY 2020. The final rule will be effective January 1, 2010 and comments are due by December 30, 2019.
Source: Federal Register