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CMS Releases FFY 2022 Proposed Rule, Triggers Wage Index and Reclassification Deadlines

USA - April 29 2021 The FFY 2022 IPPS Proposed Rule (“Proposed Rule”) was released on April 27, 2021, and CMS published the associated tables on its website. In addition…

Joseph R. Krause, Lori A. Wink

Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Includes $8.5 Billion for Rural Providers

USA - March 19 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP”) into law on March 11, 2021. Included in the massive $1.9 trillion relief…

Elizabeth A. Elias, Joseph R. Krause, Lori A. Wink

OMB Census Recommendations Could Have Huge Downstream Impacts on Medicare Payments

USA - March 8 2021 The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) is requesting comments on the recommendations it has received from the Metropolitan and Micropolitan…

Benjamin C. Fee, Joseph R. Krause, Lori A. Wink

Latest COVID Relief Establishes New Rural Provider, Increases Payments for Some Rural Health Clinics

USA - January 26 2021 On December 27, 2020, the latest COVID-19 relief bill, titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”), was signed into law. In addition…

Joseph R. Krause, Lori A. Wink

Provider Relief Fund Next Steps - Reporting and Audits

USA - January 14 2021 Over the last year, health care providers (“Recipients”) have received billions of dollars in relief fund payments from the Provider Relief Fund…

Elizabeth A. Elias, Benjamin C. Fee, Joseph R. Krause, Lori A. Wink