Regulatory

Sep 18, 2018
On September 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule that will make changes to the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation and other providers’ Conditions of Coverage.
Sep 14, 2018
Webinar held September 12, 2018
View the replay below from the members-only webinar from September 12, 2018 on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Aug. 9 rule that proposes changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and provisions relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating…
Sep 4, 2018
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ calendar year 2019 proposed rule for the Home Health prospective payment system.
Aug 29, 2018
AHA comments on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) notice of proposed rulemaking on aggregate production quotas for Schedule I and II controlled substances.
Aug 24, 2018
As a companion to the recent request for information on the Stark law, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General seeks comments through Oct. 26 on how it can modify or add new safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute and exceptions to the beneficiary inducements…
Aug 17, 2018
Webinar held Aug. 14, 2018 Regulatory Advisory Presentation slides Video recording:
Aug 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued a final rule updating Medicare’s hospice payment rates, wage index and quality reporting requirements for fiscal year 2019. Like the proposed rule, the final rule will increase both aggregate hospice payments and the statutory annual…
Aug 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued corrected preview reports for the Discharge to Community measure in the Long-term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program for review before the data is added to the LTCH Compare website in October. The preview reports issued in April…
Aug 2, 2018
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B drug savings program requesting information about their participation in the program. The letters sought information on contracting practices; the distance between…
Aug 1, 2018
Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will require accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year to report the percentage of infants with unexpected newborn complications among full-term newborns with no pre-existing conditions, the organization announced yesterday. All hospitals…