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Federal Health Policy Update for June 29

The following is the latest health policy news from the federal government for June 23-29.  Some of the language used below is taken directly from government documents. The White House President Biden has issued an executive order on strengthening access to affordable contraception and family planning services for women with private health insurance and through Medicaid, Medicare, and federally supported health programs and to foster research on access.  Learn more from this White House fact sheet and the administration’s executive order.   Department of Health and Human Services HHS’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has posted its final rule [...]

Hospitals, Trade Groups Differ on Supervision Requirements

According to provider representatives and trade groups, the requirement that physicians supervise the administration of outpatient therapeutic services to Medicare patients in critical access and small rural hospitals is onerous and could limit patient access to such services. The people who run those hospitals don’t agree. That is the conclusion reached by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which looked into the matter after Congress overturned a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services supervision requirement in the 21st Century Cures Act because, as MedPAC observed, CAH and rural hospital representatives…expressed concerns that, because they have difficulty recruiting physicians to practice in [...]

2017-12-12T06:00:08+00:00December 12, 2017|Medicare, Medicare regulations|
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