Florida Restricts Doctors From Providing Gender Treatments to Minors
The state ’s medical board, whose members are appointed by the governor, has barred doctors from prescribing gender care to new adolescent patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Azeen Ghorayshi Tags: Gender Teenagers and Adolescence Doctors Children and Childhood Politics and Government Medicaid Florida DeSantis, Ron your-feed-healthcare Transgender and Transsexuals Source Type: news

Q & A: Ensuring digital health programs work for the Medicaid population
Ochsner Health Chief Digital Officer Dr. Denise Basow discusses the health system ' s remote monitoring pilot program for Medicaid patients with chronic conditions like hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2023 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals; Costs Incurred for Qualified and Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans; and Changes to Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation; Corrections
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services making technical and typographical corrections to theAugust 10, 2022, final rule. Corrections are effective November 3, 2022, and applicable October 1, 2022. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Organ Acquisition; etc.
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2023. This rule also establishes the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) provider type and outlines REH payment policy, Conditions of Participation (CoPs), quality measures, and enrollment policy. Among other things, this rule also finalizes changes to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) CoPs regarding location and distance requirements, patient's rights requirements, and flexibilities...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Program Requirements; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Expanded Model Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the home health and home infusion therapy services payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2023. This rule also finalizes changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements; changes to the expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model; and updates to the home infusion therapy services payment rates for CY 2023. Also discusses comments received regarding the future collection of data regarding the use of telecommunications technology during a 30-day home health period of care on home health claims. These ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 4, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Voters Have Expanded Medicaid in 6 States. Is South Dakota Next?
Ten years after the Supreme Court ruled that states did not have to expand Medicaid, the politics are changing in states like South Dakota, where rural hospitals and nursing homes are struggling. #supremecourt #hospitals #southdakota #nursinghomes #voters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voters Have Expanded Medicaid in 6 States. Is South Dakota Next?
Ten years after the Supreme Court ruled that states did not have to expand Medicaid, the politics are changing in states like South Dakota, where rural hospitals and nursing homes are struggling. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: South Dakota Midterm Elections (2022) Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Referendums State Legislatures Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Agriculture and Farming Hospitals R Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2023 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicare and Medicaid Provider Enrollment Policies, etc.
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) making changes to the following: 1) Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B payment policies; 2) Medicare Shared Savings Program requirements; 3) updates to the Quality Payment Program; 4) Medicare coverage of opioid use disorder services furnished by opioid treatment programs; 5) updates to certain Medicare and Medicaid provider enrollment policies; 6) updates to conditions of payment for DMEPOS suppliers; 7) coding and payment for wound care management product; 8) requirements for electronic prescribing for controlled substance...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 3, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Implementing Certain Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Revisions to Medicare Enrollment and Eligibility Rules
Notice of final rule from Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) that would implement certain provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). This proposed rule would also update the various federal regulations that affect a state's payment of Medicare Part A and B premiums for beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare Savings Programs and other Medicaid eligibility groups. This rule is effective January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 3, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Gets OK to Expand Rural Health Services Under Medicaid
The state initiative, called Life360 Homes, will focus on women with high-risk pregnancies, people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders, and young adults who are most at risk of long-term poverty and poor health. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 3, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS releases final 2023 Medicare reimbursement rules
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What will the MIPS Value Pathways option mean for radiology? Radiology heading into unknown regulatory, economic waters CMS officially postpones changes to radiation therapy payments How will the MPFS proposed rule valuation changes impact radiology? CMS releases proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Medicare Fee Schedule; Feds Investigate Alleged Abortion Denial; Oz's AATS Ban
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued the final rule for the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; it includes a 4.5% fee-for-service reimbursement cut. Stay... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 2, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS releases final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What will the MIPS Value Pathways option mean for radiology? Radiology heading into unknown regulatory, economic waters CMS officially postpones changes to radiation therapy payments How will the MPFS proposed rule valuation changes impact radiology? CMS releases proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2023 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, etc.
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) updating and revising the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System for calendar year 2023. This rule also updates to the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury (AKI). This rule also updates requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and finalizes changes to the ESRD Treatment Choices Model. These regulations are effective January 1, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 1, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Calendar Year 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate, Home Health Quality Reporting Program Requirements, etc.
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updating the home health and home infusion therapy services payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2023. This rule also finalizes changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) requirements; changes to the expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model; and updates to the home infusion therapy services payment rates for CY 2023. Also discusses comments received regarding the future collection of data regarding the use of telecommunications technology during a 30-day home health period of care on home healt...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 1, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news