Category: Health Center Regulatory Issues

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

CMS, HHS Send Letter to Governors on Medicaid

Just after her Senate confirmation as Administrator of the Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma joined HHS Secretary Tom Price in a letter to governors on their commitment to work together to improve the Medicaid program.   The letter states that the federal framework for Medicaid has not “kept pace with emerging evidence around the …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

The New Medicaid Landscape: How the Administration May Increase Flexibility for States

While it is unclear what changes Congress may make to the Medicaid program, even without further Congressional action, changes are coming to Medicaid.  The recent Senate confirmations of Health and Human Services Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule on “Market Stabilization” for the ACA Marketplaces

On February 15, 2017, CMS issued its proposed rule on “market stabilization” in the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces.  This proposed rule is one of the first issued by the Trump Administration.  Below you will find a summary of the major provisions of the proposed rule and can read NACHC’s comments on the proposed rule here.  We …

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2016: A Regulatory Year in Review

NACHC’s Regulatory Affairs Department has seen a lot of action over the last year, as the current Administration is wrapping up its remaining days in Washington, DC and has been working to propose and finalize a wide range of policy and administrative activities. Highlights have included: CMS: The final rule governing Medicaid Managed Care Plans: …

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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 …