24 11, 2021

CMS News Alert | November 24, 2021

By |2021-11-30T12:11:21-05:00November 24th, 2021|Legislation|

News Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline: November 30, 2021 HIV: Talk to Your Patients About Prevention & Screening Home Health & Hospice: Medicare Provider Resources COVID-19: Pfizer & Modena Booster Shots for 18 Years and Older Compliance DMEPOS Standard Written Order Requirements Claims, Pricers, & Codes IPPS, IRF & LTCH: New Web Pricer Released for FY 2022 MLN Matters® Articles Summary of Policies in the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, Telehealth Originating Site [...]

18 11, 2021

Advocacy in Action | November 18, 2021

By |2021-11-22T13:16:59-05:00November 18th, 2021|Legislation|

  AAOS Advocacy in Action Expressed support with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons for the re-specification of the hospital THA/TKA patient-reported outcome-based performance measure, but stated that it is premature to introduce the measure at this time. Asked Congress, along with 19 other organizations, that the FY 2022 final appropriations bill include $7 million for the Pediatric Device Consortia grant program. Urged the Department of Health and Human Services--with the American Medical Association, state medical associations, [...]

18 11, 2021

CMS News Alert | November 18, 2021

By |2021-11-22T13:02:09-05:00November 18th, 2021|Legislation|

News CMS Repeals MCIT/R&N Rule; Will Consider Other Coverage Pathways to Enhance Access to Innovative Medical Devices Changes to Nursing Home Visitation COVID-19 (Revised) & COVID-19 Survey Activities Annual Medicare Participation Open Enrollment Period It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate Post-Acute Care QRP: Job Aids & Pocket Guides Quality Payment Program: 2020 Doctors & Clinicians Preview Period Open Until December 14 Lung Cancer Awareness: Help Your Patients Reduce Their Risk Claims, Pricers, & Codes Upcoming Quarterly Update to [...]

11 11, 2021

CMS News Alert | November 11, 2021

By |2021-11-12T14:32:56-05:00November 11th, 2021|Legislation|

News Provider Enrollment Application Fee for CY 2022 LTCH & IRF: CY 2022 QRP Updates Critical Care E/M Services: Comparative Billing Report in November Diabetes Resources for You & Your Patients Compliance DMEPOS: Bill Correctly for Items Provided During Inpatient Stays Claims, Pricers, & Codes HCPCS Application Summaries & Coding Decisions: 510(k)-Cleared Wound Care Products Events HCPCS Public Meeting — December 1 & 2 MLN Matters® Articles Medicare Part B CLFS: Revised Information for Laboratories on Collecting & [...]

4 11, 2021

CMS News Alert | November 4, 2021

By |2021-11-10T17:32:27-05:00November 4th, 2021|Legislation|

News COVID-19 Vaccines for Children COVID-19 Vaccine & Monoclonal Antibody Products: Changes for MA Plan Claims Starting January 1, 2022 Multi-Factor Authentication Requirement for PECOS Events Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Private Payor Data Collection & Reporting Webinar — November 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for Rural Communities — November 15 MLN Matters® Articles Manual Updates for Clarification on the Election Statement Addendum and Extension of the Hospice Cap Calculation Methodology Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System [...]

4 11, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

By |2021-11-10T17:29:25-05:00November 4th, 2021|Legislation|

National requirement protects patients at nearly 76,000 providers and covers more than 17 million health care workers The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today protects those fighting this virus on the front lines while also delivering assurances to individuals and their families that they will be protected when seeking [...]

4 11, 2021

Advocacy in Action | November 4, 2021

By |2021-11-10T16:52:47-05:00November 4th, 2021|Legislation|

  AAOS Advocacy in Action In a meeting with regulatory leaders on Oct. 29, highlighted the concern that current surprise billing regulations give primary consideration to the Qualifying Payment Amount during independent dispute resolution in contradiction to statutory intent. Helped garner senatorial support for the bipartisan, bicameral Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act, which was recently introduced as companion legislation to the House bill and would streamline prior authorization for the Medicare Advantage program. Joined the American Podiatric [...]

2 11, 2021

CMS News Alert – Three Final Payment Rules | November 2, 2021

By |2021-11-04T10:46:41-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Legislation|

CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs CMS OPPS/ASC Final Rule Increases Price Transparency, Patient Safety and Access to Quality Care Biden-Harris Administration Improves Home Health Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities CMS Physician Payment Rule Promotes Greater Access to Telehealth Services, Diabetes Prevention Programs Final Rule Advances Health Equity, Person-Centered Care On November 2, CMS is announcing actions that will advance its strategic commitment to drive innovation to support [...]

29 10, 2021

CMS News Alert | October 29, 2021

By |2021-11-02T14:20:44-04:00October 29th, 2021|Legislation|

CMS Takes Decisive Steps to Reduce Health Care Disparities Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease CMS is taking action to close health equity gaps by providing Medicare patients living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with greater access to care. Through the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) annual rulemaking, CMS is making changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and the ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model, and updating ESRD PPS payment rates. The changes [...]

28 10, 2021

CMS News Alert | October 28, 2021

By |2021-11-02T14:18:02-04:00October 28th, 2021|Legislation|

News Make a Strong Flu Shot Recommendation — it’s Critical Make Health Information Understandable During Health Literacy Month Ambulance Fee Schedule: CY 2022 Ambulance Inflation Factor Compliance Home Health LUPA Threshold: Bill Correctly Events Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Reporting Revenue — October 28 Medicare Ground Ambulance Data Collection System Webinar: Hospitals & Other Providers — November 4 MLN Matters® Articles April 2022 Update to the Java Medicare Code Editor (MCE) for New Edit 20 — [...]

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