Category: Health Center Regulatory Issues

Health Center Regulatory Issues

CMS Issues Several Documents of Importance to Health Centers

UPDATE:  Check out the NACHC summary of the issues impacting FQHCs in the final rule and State Health Officials’ letter here.   Last week CMS published two documents last week which will strengthen health centers’ and PCAs’ ability to protect their payment rights under Medicaid managed care. They are: A letter to State Health Officials …

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ICHIA: The Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act

By: Esther Grambs In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act signed by President Bill Clinton barred legally residing immigrants from accessing Medicaid and CHIP benefits during their first five years of residency.  The re-extension of these benefits was introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton and Olympia Snowe in 2007 as the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health …

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CMS Announces Provider Call on Revalidation

We wanted to make sure you were aware of this provider call from CMS on Medicare revalidation.  See the announcement below for information on the call and registration information. Provider Enrollment Revalidation Call — Register Now Tuesday, March 1 from 2 to 3:15 pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects Event Registration. Space may be …

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Important Webinar for Providers Who Prescribe to Patients 65 and Older

  CMS is holding a webinar on the requirement for all Medicare Part D prescirbers to be enrolled in Medicare by JUne 1, 2016.  Please see the message from CMS below. Previously, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that prescribers of Part D drugs need to be enrolled in Medicare by June 1, …

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Regulatory Affairs: A Year in Review

NACHC’s Regulatory Affairs Department has seen a lot of action over the last year, with many important regulations and guidances released and the addition of new staff.  Below are some of our highlights from 2015: We welcomed a new Director of Regulatory Affairs! As many of you know, Roger Schwartz, the former Director of the …

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NACHC submits Medicaid Managed Care Comments

On July 27, NACHC submitted our final comments on the CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid Managed Care. We encourage you to review our  final comments in full. We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on our draft comments, with a special thanks to those who submitted comments to CMS on behalf of their organization. NACHC is also currently reviewing several other …

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Request for Comments on CMS Medicaid Managed Care NPRM

NACHC is pleased to share our draft comments on the recent CMS proposed rule on Medicaid managed care. This rule is the first time since 2002 that CMS has proposed to update the rules governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs.)  As such, it touches on a broad range of issues of direct relevance to health centers and their …

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What We Are Reviewing This Week

We wanted to let you know about several rules that NACHC is currently reviewing with upcoming comment deadlines.  Please be on the lookout for more information on our draft comments as the comment deadlines approach. Recently Submitted Comments: Department of Veterans’ Affairs Interim Final Rule on 40 mile driving distance calculation – NACHC comments CMS’ Proposed Rule on Stage …

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CMS Releases Final Rule on Accountable Care Organizations

Last week CMS issued its final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Organizations (ACOs).  This rule encompasses a number of important changes for the Medicare ACO program, which you can read about in the final rule and fact sheet.   While we are still going through the rule more thoroughly, we wanted to …