super-majority

Aside

What was the purpose of the three-fifths requirement?
Where did that requirement come from?

What was the purpose of the two-thirds requirement?
Where did that requirement come from?

What was the purpose of the 2-votes-per-state provision?
Where did it come from?

What was the purpose of the electoral college?
Where did it come from?

These really are questions.

Not rhetorical questions.

Answers to follow.

federal register • 04 november 2020

CMS has published in the federal register:

  • A Final Rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update, Home Health Quality Reporting Program Requirements, and Home Infusion Therapy Services and Supplier Enrollment Requirements; and Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Data Submission Requirements
  • A Proposed Rule for the Medicare Program: Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Policy Issues and Level II of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
  • A Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities: CLIA Collection of Information Requirements Related to SARS-CoV-2 Test Results Reporting
  • A Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities: Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program—Contracting Forms
  • A Notice for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Quarterly Listing of Program Issuances; July through September 2020

DHHS has published in the federal register:

  • An Interim Final Rule: Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program: Extension of Compliance Dates and Timeframes in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

federal register • 16 october 2020

CMS has published in the federal register:

  • A Correction to a Final Rule for the Medicare Program: Alternative Payment Model Incentive Payment Advisory for Clinicians’ Request for Current Billing Information for Qualifying Alternative Payment Model Participants
  • A Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities
  • A Notice for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application from DNV-GL Healthcare USA, Inc. for Continued Approval of its Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program
  • A Notice of a Meeting for the Medicare Program: Town Hall Meeting on the FY 2022 Applications for New Medical Services and Technologies Add-On Payments

federal register 28 september 2020

CMS has published in the federal register:

  • A Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities: 
    1. Beneficiary and Family Centered Data Collection
    2. PACE Quality Data Monitoring and Reporting
    3. Establishment of an Exchange by a State and Qualified Health Plans
  • A Notice of Agency Information Collection Activities: Health Care Reform Insurance Web Portal
  • A Notice for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application from the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare for Continued Approval of its Home Health Agency Accreditation Program
  • A Notice for the Medicare Program: Approval of Application by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for Initial Approval of Its Home Infusion Therapy Accreditation Program 
  • A Notice for the Medicare Program: Approval of Application by The Compliance Team for Initial CMS-Approval of Its Home Infusion Therapy Accreditation Program 
  • A Notice for the Medicare Program: Medicare Appeals; Adjustment to the Amount in Controversy Threshold Amounts for Calendar Year 2021 
  • A Notice of a Meeting: Medicare Program; Revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Coding for Non-drug and Non-biological Items and Services