Special Bulletin

Mar 17, 2023
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) March 15 announced 27 prescription drugs for which it will lower Part B beneficiary coinsurance, beginning April 1 through June 30, 2023, as required by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Mar 13, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on March 9 released changes to its interpretive guidance for the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
Mar 9, 2023
President Biden today submitted to Congress his budget for fiscal year (FY) 2024.
Mar 1, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Feb. 24 published a proposed rule that updates the regulatory requirements of the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program in response to Section 203 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021.
Mar 1, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Feb. 28 published a proposed rule to revise the regulations related to the Medicaid fraction of the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment calculation.
Mar 1, 2023
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Feb. 27 published two proposed rules: telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances when there has not been a prior in-person evaluation, and expansion of buprenorphine prescribing. Comments on both rules are due to the agency by March 31
Feb 24, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Feb. 17 issued an informational bulletin that, according to the agency, reiterates its existing policy regarding Medicaid health care-related tax (provider tax) hold harmless arrangements.
Feb 7, 2023
The White House announced Jan. 30 it would simultaneously end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declarations on May 11. Hospitals and health systems have approximately 100 days to prepare for the restoration of waived requirements and other changes in policy and…
Feb 7, 2023
A Texas judge held that the federal government’s revised independent dispute resolution process for determining payment for out-of-network services under the No Surprises Act skews the arbitration results in commercial insurers’ favor in violation of the compromise Congress reached in the Act.