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Sep 12, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking comments on a proposed information collection project titled "National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance in Healthcare Facilities." The information collected through this version of NHSN is intended to inform the federal government's understanding of disease patterns, including the changing burden of disease, and develop policies for the prevention and control of problems related to COVID-19. Comments are due by November 14, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 29, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalizing the proposal to delay the start date of the Radiation Oncology (RO) Model and establish the start and end dates for the model through future rulemaking, which may involve modifications to the model design. The RO Model will test whether prospective episode payments to hospital outpatient departments and freestanding radiation therapy centers for radiation therapy episodes of care preserve or enhance the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing Medicare program spending. This final rule is effective October 28, 2022.
Source: Federal Register