Hospitals must provide uninsured or self-pay patients with good faith cost estimates for services, according to an interim final rule (IFR) released September 30 implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act.
CMS will begin reprocessing 2019 claims for some services rendered at excepted off-campus provider-based departments. The affected claims are for services represented by HCPCS code G0463 (hospital outpatient clinic visit for assessment and management of a patient) with dates of service between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.
Less than a year after CMS finalized the three-year phaseout of the inpatient-only (IPO) list to be completed by 2024, the agency is looking to reverse course, according to the 2022 OPPS proposed rule, released Monday, July 19.
CMS is proposing a 4% decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, permanent expansion of telehealth coverage for some mental health services, and new timelines for Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) reporting, according to the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule.
Most hospitals are noncompliant with CMS’ Hospital Price Transparency final rule, according to a study published June 14 in JAMA. Out of a random sample of 100 hospitals, 83 were noncompliant with at least one significant requirement.