CMS issues its first proposal to continue telehealth flexibilities, in home health proposed rule

For the very first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to make short term telehealth provisions less than COVID-19 permanent.

CMS has issued a proposed rule to make permanent regulatory alterations to telecommunications systems in furnishing care less than the Medicare residence well being reward beyond the expiration of the community well being crisis for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rule proposes to permanently finalize, commencing January 1, 2021, the amendment to the residence well being regulations outlined in a March thirty interim final rule responding to the COVID–19 community well being crisis.

This implies that residence

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FTC and Pennsylvania challenge proposed merger of two Philly hospital systems

The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an motion to block the proposed merger of Jefferson Overall health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Community, the two suppliers of inpatient normal acute treatment hospital providers and inpatient acute rehabilitation providers. The techniques function in the two Philadelphia County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

The FTC issued an administrative complaint alleging that the proposed merger would lower competition in the two counties.

According to the complaint, Jefferson and Einstein have a background of competing towards each and every other to increase excellent and company, for example by upgrading professional medical facilities and investing in new

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CMS offers proposed rule on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

On February twenty, 2020, the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Companies (CMS) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Sign up which proposes a three-yr extension and adjustments to the episode definition and pricing in the Thorough Care for Joint Replacement Model.

The CJR Model was established by means of notice and remark rulemaking and started on April one, 2016. The model, which is at this time scheduled to conclusion on December 31, aims to minimize expenses though preserving or maximizing excellent of care by supporting better and extra productive care for beneficiaries going through the most prevalent inpatient surgical

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