May 16, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reinterpreting the scope of the general requirement that state payments for Medicaid services under a State plan must be paid directly to the practitioner or institution providing the service. Under this rule, payments to third parties that provide benefits to the workforce such as health insurance, skills training, and other similar employee benefits will be allowed if the practitioner consents to such payments on their behalf. This rule is effective June 15, 2022.
May 13, 2022 - Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from January through March 2022, including contact information for general questions or additional information about specific sections.
May 10, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2023. Contains details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH); Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals; inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals; and quality reporting programs, among other things. This proposed rule also provides updates on the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program and the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP). Comments are due by June 17, 2022.
May 9, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revising regulations for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) to implement changes related to Star Ratings, network adequacy, special requirements during disasters or public emergencies, and pharmacy price concessions, among other things. This final rule will also revise regulations related to dual-eligible special needs plans (D-SNPs), other special needs plans, and cost contract plans. These regulations are effective June 28, 2022.
May 2, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing its approval of the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Apr 29, 2022 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services adding new requirements and a specified process to address change of ownership for Accrediting Organizations (AOs) regarding the transfer of the existing Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval for accreditation programs to the new AO owner. This rule is effective June 28, 2022.
Apr 28, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services; 2) Income and Eligibility Verification System Reporting and Supporting Regulations; 3) Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) for Individuals Under Age 21 and Supporting Regulations; and 4) Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part II. Comments are due by May 31, 2022.
Apr 27, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would implement certain provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). This proposed rule would also update the various federal regulations that affect a state's payment of Medicare Part A and B premiums for beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare Savings Programs and other Medicaid eligibility groups. Comments are due by June 27, 2022.
Apr 18, 2022 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of Det Norske Veritas as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are by May 18, 2022.
Apr 8, 2022 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) announcing the calendar year 2022 reimbursement rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal program beneficiaries. The updated rates apply to all qualifying services provided on or after January 1, 2022.