federal register • 29 december 2020

CMS has published in the federal register:

  • A Final Rule with comment period and Interim Final Rule with comment period for the Medicare Program:
    1. Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs;
    2. New Categories for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process;
    3. Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Laboratory Date of Service Policy;
    4. Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Methodology;
    5. Physician-Owned Hospitals;
    6. Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots,
    7. Radiation Oncology Model; and
    8. Reporting Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
      1. To Report COVID-19 Therapeutic Inventory and Usage and
      2. To Report Acute Respiratory Illness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)