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News stories from the past 60 days.

Oct 3, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services making technical corrections to the September 6, 2022, notice announcing the approval of Det Norske Veritas for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The correction is effective October 3, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 30, 2022 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of the Joint Commission as a national accrediting organization for psychiatric hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are due by October 31, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 28, 2022 - Blog post describing a set of papers from the October issue of Health Services Research, in which researchers discuss the repercussions of hospital closures and mergers, rural health services, and community-based care, and forecast how rural America's hospitals can transform for the better.
Source: AcademyHealth
Sep 22, 2022 - Announces the appointment of the Rural Health Redesign Center to provide technical assistance to hospitals interested in becoming an Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Describes the new REH designation and the role of the REH Technical Assistance Center in supporting hospitals through the transition process. Notes a webinar scheduled for October 12 at 3:00 p.m. to explain the REH and the Technical Assistance Center.
Source: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Sep 6, 2022 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing its approval Det Norske Veritas for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. This approval is effective through September 26, 2026.
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
Aug 4, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey and 2) Basic Health Program (BHP) Supporting Regulations. Comments are due by October 3, 2022.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 10/3/2022