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Maia Anderson | May 12, 2020 CMS implemented a temporary policy that allows pharmacies to bill Medicare for COVID-19 tests, a move that could increase the number of pharmacies able to offer diagnostic testing, Bloomberg Law reported. Pharmacies can apply for waivers letting them enroll as independent clinical diagnostic laboratories, which are regulated by CMS. Before the new policy was...Read more >
Shannon Muchmore | May 12, 2020 Dive Brief: CMS is adding a new element to controversial price transparency regulations, suggesting it will continue to collect data on hospital median payer-specific negotiated rates and consider how that information could be used to set relative Medicare payment rates. Hospitals immediately blasted the idea. In the draft of...Read more >
Ayla Ellison | May 12, 2020 CMS released its annual Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule May 11, which would raise Medicare payment rates for acute care hospitals. Here are eight key takeaways from the 2021 proposed rule: Payment rate update. Under the proposed rule, acute care hospitals that report quality data and are meaningful...Read more >