The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule rescinding the standard unique health plan identifier (HPID) and other entity identifier (OEID), as recommended by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. The agency delayed enforcement of a 2012 final rule implementing the two administrative simplification standards in 2014 to consider the recommendation. HHS proposed rescinding the identifiers last December based on extensive input from the field, saying the identifiers would be costly and burdensome to implement and would not add value since the field can already route claims and other Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act transactions using existing payer IDs. Commenting in February, AHA agreed with the agency and urged it to quickly rescind the identifiers.
The Administration today released a final rule requiring hospitals to disclose payer-specific negotiated rates, along with a proposed rule that would impose…
We’re proposing that CMS standardize prior authorization requirements and processes and increase its oversight of the health plans the agency regulates,…
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges and several member hospitals intend to immediately request that the U.S. District Court for the District of…
A federal judge in New York today voided the Department of Health and Human Services’ 2019 final rule concerning certain statutory conscience rights in health…
In OPPS/ASC final rule, CMS fully phases in site-neutral clinic visit cuts and maintains 340B drug cuts
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued a final rule that increases Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its home health prospective payment system final rule with comment period for calendar year 2020.