Posts Tagged CMS

CMS Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting “Backdoor Rebates” and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would amend the safe harbor regulation concerning discounts, which are defined as certain conduct that is protected from liability under the Federal anti-kickback statute, Section 1128B(b) of the Social

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NCHA Comments on CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care

NCHA submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care proposed rule. NCHA is pleased with CMS’s recognition of the critical nature of the use of pass-through payments as a mechanism

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CMS Call on New Hospital Clinical Laboratory Data Reporting Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Jan. 22 call for clinical diagnostic laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, on collecting and reporting data for the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System. Under the physician fee schedule final rule for calendar year 2019, many

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Webinar: Hospital Surgery and PACU Standards: Are You in Compliance?

This webinar will review the CMS Hospital CoP standards for surgery, anesthesia, and PACU. This program will cover some of the important CMS memos that discuss medication management, IV, and safe opioid use as well as the current interpretive guidelines regarding pre andRead more

Environment of Care & Life Safety

This one-day program will provide valuable information for those responsible for creating the Environment of Care and Life Safety programs and who must understand the Joint Commission survey methodology and recent changes to the standards. Information will be provided so attendees can implementRead more

Webinar: MRI Safety: Complying with American College of Radiology (ACR), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC) & More

This webinar will cover the revised CMS hospital CoPs on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) along with the Joint Commission MRI requirements. Our speaker will review the American College of Radiology (ACR) guidance documentation on (Medical Radiology) MR safe practices and the many potentialRead more

CMS To Update Overall Hospital Star Ratings in February

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in February, the agency announced this past week. The January refresh of other data on Hospital Compare also will move to February. Hospitals in the inpatient, outpatient

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Webinar: CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Standards and Proposed Changes

Restraint and seclusion is a “hot spot” with both CMS and the Joint Commission, and a common area where hospitals are cited for being out of compliance. The restraint policy is one of the hardest to write and understand in health care today.Read more

CMS Finalizes Calendar Year 2019 Payments and 2020 Policy Changes for Home Health Agencies and Home Infusion Therapy Suppliers

CMS issued a final calendar year 2019 update to the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS). The rule will update both the payment rates and case-mix weights for home health agencies (HHAs) for CY 2019. For home health services beginning on or after

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Webinar: CMS Hospital CoP and TJC Telemedicine Standards: Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging

Are you familiar with the federal regulations along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) interpretive guidelines of telemedicine? CMS has conditions of participation (CoPs) interpretive guidelines for all hospitals regarding their telemedicine standards. The regulations and interpretive guidelines also impactRead more

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