Tag: Comments

CMS Releases CY 2020 PFS, OPPS and ASC Proposed Rules

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2020 Proposed Rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Payme...

2020 Medicaid and CHIP Core Set Open for Comments Through August 5

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) updates the Child and Adult Core Sets of quality measures annually. The Core Sets are important sources of information for CMS to assess the quality of services beneficiaries receive and improve Medicaid an...

PTAC Solicits Comments on Eye Care Emergency Department Avoidance Proposed Payment Model

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments on the Eye Care Emergency Department Avoidance (EyEDA) Model, received from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Comments will be accepted unti...

CMS Releases Additional Data Related to Risk Adjustment Data Validation Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released additional materials, including study data, related to a previous proposed rule regarding Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits.  In November 2019, CMS proposed a rule that would ...

PTAC Solicits Comments on Oncology Care Model 2.0

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) is soliciting comments on the Oncology Care Model 2.0, its newest proposal received from the Community Oncology Alliance. Comments will be accepted until July 1, 2019 and should...

CMS Issues RFI on Patients over Paperwork Initiative

On June 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. Launched in 2017, the Patients over Pa...

CMS Requests Additional Information on MAQI Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for comments on the information collected for the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration (MAQI).  CMS will be collecting and reviewing informati...

Comment Period for Interoperability Rules Extended to June 3

The Department of Health and Human Services extended the comment period for two proposed interoperability rules to June 3, a 30-day extension from the original May 3 deadline. Many industry and stakeholder groups had requested the extension due to th...

NQF Accepting Nominations and Soliciting Comments on Future Core Measure Sets

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is forming a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to oversee a review of measures and concepts related to medical opioid use; and opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. Nominations are being accepted until Ma...

HHS Releases HIPAA RFI

The Department of Health and Human Services released a request for information (RFI) about how Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules could be modified to further the Secretary’s goal of promoting coordinated care.  The ...

Call for Comments: MIPS Outcome Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting comments on two inpatient quality measures they are adapting for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS):