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August 07, 2020 | Daily News

House Ways & Means rural health task force members on Thursday (Aug. 6) called for extending telehealth flexibilities beyond the pandemic, and some members stressed a need to add guardrails.

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The buy-American executive order that the president will sign Thursday (Aug. 6) aims to avoid raising drug prices by making it easier to build advanced U.S. manufacturing facilities that make drugs from start to finish, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said Thursday morning.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

House Ways & Means Chair Richard Neal (D-MA) wrote to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Wednesday (Aug. 5) that his committee has found large gaps in the COVID-19 data nursing homes are reporting to the government, making it difficult to accurately assess death rates, staffing needs and allocate provider relief funds. Neal wants to know by Aug. 21 how CMS will fix the data collection problems.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The American Medical Association, therapists and others are pushing Congress to avert large-scale cuts proposed by CMS this week for certain physician specialties by waiving budget neutrality requirements. Doing so would let CMS pay more for evaluation and management codes without cutting others’ pay.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Tuesday (Aug. 4) finalized its fiscal 2021 inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective pay rule that will lift requirements on post-admission evaluations and expand the services non-physician practitioners can provide.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

Providers and plans applaud CMS’ regulatory proposal to make some telehealth provisions allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic permanent, but many say more needs to be done by the agency and Congress.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced plans to deepen cuts to Part B pay for 340B drugs by an additional 6%, shortly after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit backed the agency’s pay cuts for 2018 and 2019.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

Some specialties could see pay bumps as high as 17% next year, while others could see pay cuts as large as 11% under CMS’ proposed 2021 physician fee schedule, which the agency unveiled late Monday (Aug. 3).

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

President Donald Trump on Monday (Aug. 3) signed an executive order calling on CMS to make permanent some telehealth provisions allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as authorize the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to create a rural health payment model.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

The president said drug industry representatives called him Friday (July 31) to say they want to discuss policies to lower drug prices that don’t involve tying Medicare Part B reimbursement to international prices.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

Hospitals and other providers that took out Medicare loans earlier this year are beginning to see their pay withheld as those loans come due, and while the Federation of American Hospitals is blaming Congress for not acting quickly to avert the situation, the Medical Group Management Association says CMS should delay and change providers’ repayment obligations during the pandemic.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

Long-awaited legislation to tweak accountable care organizations – and in some cases walk back aspects of the administration's program revamp – was recently introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) -- though some lobbyists say it’s unlikely Congress will have the appetite to take up the bill as much of lawmakers’ focus has been on the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Friday (July 31) finalized fiscal 2021 pay policies for nursing homes, hospices and inpatient psychiatric facilities, all of which can expect to see pay bumps come Oct. 1 albeit slightly less than previously proposed.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

As federal unemployment benefits under the CARES Act were set to expire Friday (July 31), negotiations between the White House and Congress stalled on a new coronavirus stimulus package with Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers at each other for the delay.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with CMS on Friday (July 31) as two judges said the agency has authority to cut 340B hospitals’ Part B drug reimbursement rates by almost 30%, reversing a federal district court decision that struck the cuts.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

CMS, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Thursday (July 30) announced Medicare and Medicaid will pay providers to ask that beneficiaries self-isolate as they await results of COVID-19 tests, as the agency says doing so could help cut down on additional disease transmission.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

CMS plans to put in place new hospital procedure codes starting Aug. 1 that will allow the agency and other insurers to track the use and effectiveness of COVID-19 treatments in real-time.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The American Hospital Association told CMS that the middle of the pandemic is not the time for auditors to be second-guessing providers’ medical decisions and asked the agency to hold off on restarting medical reviews until after the COVID-19 emergency has ended.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

Despite Senate Republicans including Medicare Accelerated loan repayment reform in their COVID-19 relief package released Monday (July 27), hospitals are worried lawmakers won’t reform the program by the recoupment deadline and want CMS to delay that timeline until Congress makes changes.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The average monthly Part D premium will increase $0.50, to $30.50, next year after three years of declining premiums for Medicare retail drug coverage, CMS announced Wednesday (July 29).

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