The Federal Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) was established in July 2005 to administer the Medicare appeals program.
CMS Ushers in the New Year with Medicare Part C and Part D Proposed Rules: HHS Hopes to Save $1.3 Billion
On January 10, 2014, CMS will publish the proposed rule titled Medicare Program: Contract Year 2015 and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (the “Proposed Rule”).
On December 27, 2013, CMS published a proposed rule that would establish national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to ensure that they can meet the needs of patients and residents during emergency situations, both natural and man-made.
Otto von Bismarck is credited with the saying, “Law and sausage are two things you do not want to see being made.” This might be unfair to current artisanal dry-cured meat producers, but it is still quite the case with Congress.
President Signs 2-Year Funding Bill with Medicare SGR Patch, Sequestration Extension for Medicare Providers
On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.J. Res. 59, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which includes the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 (“the Act”).
In a significant development, the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee each advanced its version of Sustainable Growth Rate reform legislation on Thursday, December 12.
While many in Washington, D.C. are celebrating today the unusual display of bipartisan budgetary comity as the new budget deal is announced, there is a direct and immediate adverse effect for hospitals and physicians.
The Internal Revenue Service recently released final regulations and updated questions and answers to help employers and taxpayers comply with the new 0.9 percent Medicare payroll tax increase on high-income earners that became effective in 2013.
The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee have jointly issued a White Paper proposing the repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula, entitled “SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform”.