Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2023
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the monthly actuarial rates for beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) program beginning January 1, 2023. It also announces the monthly premium, the deductible for 2023, and income-related monthly adjustment amounts for beneficiaries with modified adjusted gross income above certain threshold amounts. These rates are effective on January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: CY 2023 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing Medicare's Hospital Insurance (Part A) premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year (CY) 2023. The premium is paid by enrollees age 65 and over who are not otherwise eligible for Part A benefits and by certain disabled individuals who have exhausted other entitlement. This premium is effective on January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Calendar Year 2023 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the inpatient hospital deductible and coinsurance amounts for hospital and extended care services provided during calendar year 2023 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program (Medicare Part A). These rates are effective on January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Registration Application and 2) Medicare Enrollment Application for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioners. Comments are due November 21, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 21, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Concern about past trauma among nursing home admissions: report from screening 722 admissions - Bender AA, Chozom T, Saiyed SA.
OBJECTIVE: Major life changes can trigger a traumatic stress response in older adults causing trauma symptoms to resurface. In 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the requirement, without specific guidance, for trauma-informed car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage for Applicable Integrated Plans in States that Require Integrated Materials; 2) Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN); and 3) Medical Necessity and Contract Amendments Under Mental Health Parity. Comments are due November 7, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 7, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS officially postpones changes to radiation therapy payments
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a fina...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO sees opportunity in CMS delay of RO Model CMS again delays start of RO Model for radiation therapy payments Congress passes bill that eases Medicare payment cuts to radiology House passes bill to mitigate Medicare cuts ASTRO calls proposed CMS cuts 'draconian' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Quality Measures and Administrative Procedures for the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program; 2) Report of a Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion; and 3) Information Collection Requirements for Compliance with Individual and Group Market Reforms under Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act. Comments are due by September 23, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 24, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections, both of which are related to beneficiary notifications: 1) Hospital Notices: IM/DND and 2) Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON). Comments are due by September 23, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 24, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Bedsores Can Cause Serious Harm — Are U.S. Nursing Homes Hiding Cases?
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 -- People might want to think twice before relying on federal quality ratings to help choose a nursing home for an elderly or frail relative, a new study warns. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Insulin Is So Expensive in the U.S. —And What the Inflation Reduction Act Does About It
President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law this afternoon, with a package that includes sweeping climate and tax initiatives and the biggest change to health care policy since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. The new law works to bring down skyrocketing drug prices, one of the most intractable problems in the U.S. health care system. It will allow Medicare to negotiate some drug prices and place a $2,000 yearly out-of-pocket maximum for beneficiaries’ medicine costs. One drug in particular became the focus of intense debate in Congress: insulin. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simmone Shah Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Health Care healthscienceclimate uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Notice of Denial of Medical Coverage (or Payment); 2) Emergency and Foreign Hospital Services and Supporting Regulation in 42 CFR Section 424.103; 3) Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); and 4) Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program —Contracting Forms. Comments are due by October 4, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 5, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Medicare Part C and Part D Data Validation and 2) Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and Enrollment through Health Insurance Marketplaces, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Agencies. Comments are due by September 6, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Hospital Wage Index Occupational Mix Survey and 2) Basic Health Program (BHP) Supporting Regulations. Comments are due by October 3, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances-April Through June 2022
Quarterly listing of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and Federal Register notices published from April through June 2022, including contact information for general questions or additional information about specific sections. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news