In March 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enhanced its Medicare enrollment screening for new and existing enrollees to the Medicare program. Providers not meeting CMS’s enhanced enrollment screening risk denial, revocation, or deactivation of Medicare billing privileges.
Medicare Shared Savings Program
Arent Fox counsel Lanhee Chen coauthored an article for Health Affairs Blog, published on December 9, that addresses the role of government control in American health care policy, particularly in the case of the Affordable Care Act.
On November 5, 2015, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, a division of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), issued a Medicaid Drug Rebate Program notice (the Notice) to state Medicaid contacts emphasizing appropriate access to, and coverage of, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs used to treat individuals with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Due to requests from stakeholders in the long term care industry, last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline by which public comments to its Proposed Rule to revamp the conditions of participation for long term care facilities are due.
Earlier this month, Arent Fox Health Care partner David S. Greenberg and associate Erin E. Atkins authored an article published in Bloomberg BNA’s Medicare Report on the implications of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed revisions affecting long-term care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
On June 9, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule in the Federal Register making changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These changes were intended to encourage increased participation by hospitals, rural health centers, federally qualified health centers, physicians, and other eligible health care providers in the Shared Savings Program
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