Special Bulletin

Dec 2, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a memorandum confirming that it will not enforce its vaccine mandate while it remains enjoined by the Missouri and Louisiana district courts.
Dec 1, 2021
A federal district court in Louisiana late yesterday issued a preliminary injunction placing a temporary hold on enforcement of the Centers for Medicare…
Nov 30, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 11 documents related to the agency’s regulations implementing the No Surprises Act good faith estimates for uninsured and self-pay patients and the patient-provider dispute resolution process.
Nov 23, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today began distributing $7.5 billion of the $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) payments designated for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicare beneficiaries.
Nov 18, 2021
The House of Representatives today voted to pass a modified version of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), a roughly $1.75 trillion social spending package that includes many health care provisions. The bill, which is being considered under reconciliation procedures, is likely to undergo…
Nov 15, 2021
Summary of CMS’ final revised guidance on hospitals’ co-location agreements
Nov 4, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued an interim final rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most health care settings, including hospitals and health systems, that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule that updates payment rates and makes several policy changes, generally effective on Jan 1, 2022.
Nov 3, 2021
On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule to update the home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2022.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 2 issued a final rule that updates home health (HH) payments for calendar year (CY) 2022. The rule includes an increase of net payments by 3.2% and allows HH agencies to focus their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.