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CMS Issues Interim Final Rule for Medicare and Medicaid Program Revisions in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

USA - April 17 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an Interim Final Rule (“Rule”) containing, in CMS’s own words, “a sweeping array of new rules…

James (Jim) A. Dietz, Rhonda B. Schechter.

A Deeper Dive into Virtual Services

USA - April 16 2020 While innovation in communication (and Medicare reimbursement) has been evolving, the COVID-19 crisis has pushed it forward at warp speed. To contain…

Guidance Specifically for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 14 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided both monetary and…

Could the Expansion of 340B Lead to its Ultimate Demise?

USA - January 30 2020 The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible…

Is ‘incident to’ billing for Medicare going . . .going . . . Gone?

USA - July 8 2019 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended to Congress in its June 2019 report that ‘incident to’ billing be eliminated. In…