CMS has sent several major calendar year 2012 Medicare payment rules to the White House Office of Management and Budget for final regulatory clearance. Rules under consideration include the final Medicare physician fee schedule, outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgical center, ESRD and home health prospective payment system rules for 2012. While the text of the regulations are not available at this point, we expect that they will be put on display at the Federal Register in the coming days. We will be providing summaries of the final rules in future updates.