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News stories from the past 60 days.

Jul 29, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes to the following: 1) Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B payment policies; 2) Medicare Shared Savings Program requirements; 3) updates to the Quality Payment Program; 4) Medicare coverage of opioid use disorder services furnished by opioid treatment programs; 5) updates to certain Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment policies; 6) updates to conditions of payment for DMEPOS suppliers; 7) coding and payment for wound care management product; and 8) requirements for electronic prescribing for controlled substances for a covered Part D drug under a prescription drug plan or an MA-PD plan. Includes rural references throughout. Comments on the proposed rule are due by September 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 26, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2023. This proposed rule also outlines Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) payment policy, quality measures, and enrollment policy. Among other things, this proposed rule also updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and the Rural Emergency Hospital Quality Reporting Program. Comments are due by September 13, 2022.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 7/15/2022