Federal Regulations

Commentary from Proposed Rule on the Stark Exceptions

On July 17, 2010, the CMS will publish proposed rules in the Federal Register. These final rules include a number of provisions to implement various sections of the Affordable Care Act. Among these provisions are proposed implementing regulations for section 6001 describing the process for requesting an exemption from the limitation on increases in operating and procedure rooms and beds. The proposal also discusses new requirements for patient notification. The link is an excerpt from the proposed rule with the text on Section 6001.

Commentary from Proposed Rule on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Progam

On July 17, 2010, the CMS will publish proposed rules in the Federal Register. These final rules include a number of provisions to implement various sections of the Affordable Care Act. Among these provisions are proposed requirements for the FY 2014 Hospital Inpatient VBP. The link is an excerpt from the proposed rule with the text on Section 3001.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Notice and Request for Comments Regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-exempt Hospitals

July 7, 2011 IRS Notice 2011-52 describing specific provisions related to the community health needs assessment requirements that the Treasury Department and the IRS anticipate will be included in regulations to be proposed. This notice also invites comments which must be submitted by September 23, 2011.