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Rural Healthcare Payment and Reimbursement – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Feb 21, 2024 - Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implementing Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH)-related provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This rule provides more clarity on how the hospital-specific payment limit, the change that took effect on October 1, 2021, will be calculated. This rule also enhances administrative efficiency by making technical changes and clarifications to the DSH program. These regulations are effective 60 days after the publication of this notice, which is scheduled for February 23, 2024. Sections 447.295(b) and (d), 447.299(c)(6), (7), (10), and (16), and 455.304(d)(1), (3), (4), and (6) are applicable as of October 1, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 12, 2024 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) making technical and typographical corrections to the November 16, 2023, final rule. This notice is effective February 12, 2024, and is applicable January 1, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 29, 2024 - Highlights increased participation in accountable care organization (ACO) initiatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services including in rural and underserved areas.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Jan 9, 2024 - The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is accepting nominations for appointment to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) by February 9, 2024. Appointments are effective May 2024.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 2/21/2024