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Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2018; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; and Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
This major proposed rule addresses changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies.
Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2018 to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems and certain provisions under the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114-255). In this proposed...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces technical corrections to the final rule (82 FR 6890) published on January 19, 2017. These technical corrections remove grammatical errors, remove a reference to reports of deaths or illness by ``radio,'' change regulatory text to...
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies; Delay of Effective Date
This final rule delays the effective date for the final rule entitled ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies'' published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4504). The published effective date for the final rule was July 13, 2017, and this rule delays the effective date for an...
Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, and End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program
This rule proposes to update and make revisions to the End- Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2018, as well as to update the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). This rule also proposes to set forth requirements for...
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be...
Announcement of Intent To Establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Working Group Membership; Correction
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a notice in the Federal Register, dated Monday, July 17, 2017, to announce its intent to establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) and to invite nominations for membership. This notice contained incorrect information.
Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Meeting on Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery
This notice announces a public meeting to discuss ideas for a potential behavioral health payment model to improve health care quality and access, while lowering the cost of care for Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions.