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CMS' Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule: 2018 Payment and Policy Updates

USA - September 18 2017 On July 21, 2017, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that addresses Part B Medicare payments and policies…

Adam D. Colvin, Robert D. Nauman, John E. Wyand

Co-Location of Hospital Space and Space Sharing CMS Releases Draft Guidance

USA - July 2 2019 On May 3, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued long-awaited draft guidance regarding compliance with the hospital…

Heather L. Stutz, Robert D. Nauman, John E. Wyand

OIG Expands Protections Under the Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors and the CMP Exceptions

USA - January 23 2017 On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a final rule (Final Rule) [1] that…

Patrick D. Cornelius, Adam D. Colvin, Steve Nash, Robert D. Nauman, Kinal M. Patel, Peter A. Pavarini, Sarah H. Stec, John E. Wyand

The New Federal Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices

USA - May 23 2018 On Friday, May 11, 2018, President Trump vowed to fix "the injustice of high drug prices" by announcing the "Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices" (the…

Doug Anderson, Charles Brereton, John E. Wyand

CMS Finalizes 2017 Medicare Payment Rates: What Hospitals Need To Know

USA - August 22 2016 On August 2, 2016, CMS released its final rule to update the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment…