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NCHA Submits Comment Letter Addressing Proposed Change to Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

NCHA has submitted a comment letter addressing the US Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule that would enable the federal government to carry out provisions of U.S. immigration law related to the public charge ground of inadmissibility. This proposed rule would change the

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NCHA Comments on HRSA’s Proposed Rule Effective Date of 340B Ceiling Price

NCHA submitted a comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration on the proposed rule that would make Jan. 1, 2019 the effective date for implementing the final regulations regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and drug manufacturers’ civil monetary penalties

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter Addressing OPPS Proposed Rule

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) submitted the attached comment letter addressing the Calendar Year 2019 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule on Monday, September 20, 2018. We focused our comments on the proposal to limit expansion of services in excepted

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NCHA Submits Comment Letters: Revisions to Physician Fee Schedule and Revisions to Rules Impacting Medicaid

North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) is pleased that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is taking steps to reduce burdens on hospitals and health systems and recognize communication technology-based services as a covered service. We hope that CMS will work with the

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Joint Letter to CMS Addresses Medicare Bad Debt Policy Changes

In recent months, many hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia have experienced increased focus and scrutiny of their Medicare bad debts by Palmetto GBA (Jurisdiction M Medicare Administrator Contractor) and its subcontractors. These reviews are applying new documentation requirements

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Joint Letter to CMS Addresses Medicare Bad Debt Policy Changes

In recent months, many hospitals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia have experienced increased focus and scrutiny of their Medicare bad debts by Palmetto GBA (Jurisdiction M Medicare Administrator Contractor) and its subcontractors. These reviews are applying new documentation requirements

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NCHA Submits Comment Letter Responding to CMS’s RFI on Changes to Stark Law

On June 25, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the physician self-referral law, more commonly known as the Stark law. CMS published the RFI to further its efforts to remove unnecessary obstacles to

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NCHA submits comment letter addressing IPPS proposed rule for FY 2019

On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year 2019. The proposed rule affects inpatient PPS hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) and PPS-exempt

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NCHA submits comment letter to Secretary Cohen

On June 11, 2018, the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), submitted a comment letter to Secretary Cohen at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services addressing two recent concept papers entitled Supporting Provider Transition to Medicaid Managed Care and Prepaid Health

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NCHA sends letter to Congressman Jones requesting assistance with TRICARE issues

In early December 2017, NCHA began receiving numerous inquiries from our members regarding the transition to the new TRICARE East Regional Contractor, Humana Military. The inquiries outlined difficulties getting new providers enrolled, the inability to validate that current providers are properly enrolled and

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