Federal Regulations

Final Regulations: Payment Adjustment for Provider-Preventable Conditions Including Health Care-Acquired Conditions

On June 6, 2011, CMS issued final regulations in the Federal Register to implement section 2702 which directs the Secretary of HHS to issue Medicaid regulations effective as of July 1, 2011 prohibiting Federal payments to States for any amounts expended for providing medical assistance for health care-acquired conditions.  

Effective Date: July 1, 2011

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Federal Agency Guidance

Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model: Extension of the Submission Deadlines for the Letters of Intent and Applications

Federal Register notice extending the deadline of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model letters of intent to June 30, 2011 and the applications to August 19, 2011.