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Oct 21, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing the extension of the timeline for the publication of a final rule for the "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021" final rule. The timeline for publication of a rule to finalize the November 1, 2018, proposed rule has been extended to November 1, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Oct 15, 2021 - Notice from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) as a national accrediting organization for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are due by November 15, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 24, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act Section 1003 Demonstration Evaluation and 2) Medicaid Drug Use Review (DUR) Program. Comments are due by November 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 7, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced efforts to provide support for hospitals and other healthcare facilities in New Jersey and New York in response to Hurricane Ida. Provides details on available waivers and flexibilities to continue operations and how local health officials can get information and supplies to serve Medicare beneficiaries in need of dialysis care.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sep 1, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced efforts to provide support for hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi in response to Hurricane Ida. Provides details on available waivers and flexibilities to continue operations and how local health officials can get information and supplies to serve Medicare beneficiaries in need of dialysis care. Includes details on provider requirements and expectations during the public health emergency.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Aug 30, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) will hold a virtual public meeting on September 15, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Presentations and written comments much be submitted to the designated federal official by September 8, 2021. Agenda items include a listening session with CMS leadership; recap of the July 2021 meeting; discussion of CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities; and more. Registration is required by September 8, 2021.
Source: Federal Register