Tag: RFI

CMS Releases RFI on Rural Maternal and Infant Health

On February 12, 2020, Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek public comments regarding rural maternal and infant health care. The CMS Office of Minority Hea...

House Ways and Means Committee Seeks Input on Rural Health Solutions

On Friday, November 15, the House Ways and Means Committee released a request for information (RFI) on healthcare outcomes of rural communities to help inform future bipartisan legislation to improve care delivery in underserved and rural communities...

OCF Model Request for Information Deadline Extended to Dec. 13

On Friday, November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation released an informal Request for Information (RFI) for feedback on the potential Oncology Care First (OCF) Model. In response to...

CMS Discusses Potential Oncology Payment Model, Solicits Feedback Through Informal RFI

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) held a public listening session on Monday, November 4, 2019, to discuss a new oncology payment model that builds on the current Oncol...

CMS Solicits Comments on the Future of Medicare Program Integrity

As a follow-up to the recently released Presidential Executive Order on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two requests for information (RFIs) on the future of Medicare program integrity. For CMS, the focus of Med...

CMS Hosting MIPS Value Pathways Webinar

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar to discuss the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs) proposed in a CMS Request for Information (RFI) appearing in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Sc...

HRSA RFI: Access to Rural Health Care

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rural Health Task Force are seeking information about access to health care in rural communities. Responses are to be emailed to hrsacommen...

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...

Direct Contracting Geographic Model RFI Deadline Extended to May 30, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is continuing to seek public input to further refine the design parameters of the Direct Contracting Geographic Population-Based Payment (PBP) Model Option. Responses to the request for information (RF...

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...

CMS and Treasury Issued an RFI on Section 1332 Waivers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of the Treasury issued a Request for Information (RFI) asking for more ideas on innovative programs and waiver concepts that states could consider in developing a State Relief ...

CMS Hosts Listening Session on Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule

On March 5, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a listening session on the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule. This proposed rule outlines opportunities to make patient data more useful and transferable...

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 ...

ASPE’s Social Risk Request for Information

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released a request for information (RFI) regarding provider and plan approaches to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with social risk factors.  The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care T...

Deputy Secretary Hargan Announces Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation and Investment in Healthcare – Call for Participants

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking recommendations for private sector leaders to participate in the  “Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit” (DSIIS) working group, a yearlong collaboration between inn...

OIG Releases Request for Information on Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a request for information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on potential new safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute and exceptions to the beneficiary inducement prohibition in the Civil Monetary Penalt...

ONC Releases Request for Information

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a request for information (RFI) on criteria to measure the performance of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. Feedback receive...

CMS Releases Comments from RFI on Innovation Center

In September 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Request for Information (RFI), to collect ideas on a new direction for the Innovation Center to promote patient-centered care and test market driven reforms. The Innov...

Innovation Center Requests Comments on Direct Provider Contracting

On April 23, 2018, the Innovation Center released a Request for Information (RFI) on direct provider contracting (DPC) between payers and primary care or multi-specialty groups to inform potential testing of a DPC model within the Med...

CMS Posts Responses to Innovation Center New Direction RFI

On April 23, 2018, CMS released comments submitted by stakeholders in response to the CMS Innovation Center’s New Direction Request for Information (RFI). Last fall, CMS released the RFI to collect ideas on a new direction for the agency’s Innova...

CMS Releases Analysis of Medicare Fee-for-Service Request for Information Comments

As part of its Patients Over Paperwork initiative, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an analysis of comments submitted in response to nine Requests for Information (RFIs) included in the Medicare FFS payment rules.  CMS r...

CMS Seeks Comment on Future of the Innovation Center through “New Direction” RFI

On September 20, 2017, the CMS Innovation Center issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback on the future direction for the Center’s efforts. The RFI is available here.   Congress created the Innovation Center in 2010 to test n...

CMS seeks public input on reducing the regulatory burdens of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

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CMS Releases RFI on Pediatric APMS

On Monday, February 27, 2017, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) to collect stakeholder input on the development of pediatric Alternative Payment Models (APMS). The focus of this RFI is on the improvement of quality and reduction in cost fo...

MACRA Final Rule Lands at OMB

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent the highly anticipated Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule to the Office of Management a...

MACRA Proposed Rule Published in the Federal Register

On May 11, 2016 the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in Medicare Fee-for-Service (CMS-5517-P) was published in the Federal Register and is available here. This Proposes Rule implements the Medicare Ac...

ONC Releases RFI on Establishing Metrics to Assess Interoperability

On April 7, 2016 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA. Comments are due on June 3, 2016. CMS uses the RFI process to help inform the d...

ONC Releases RFI on Establishing Metric to Assess Interoperability

CMS and ONC Release RFI on Quality Reporting

CMS and ONC Release RFI on Quality Reporting. Download the pdf. View Public Comments....

CMS Releases RFI Regarding the Awarding and Administration of MAC Contracts

CMS Releases RFI on the Implementation of MIPS and the Promotion of Alternative Payments Models

On September 28, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Request for Information (RFI) on the Implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Incentive...

CMS Releases RFI on the Implementation of MIPS and the Promotion of Alternative Payments Models