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Date Nears for States to Implement CMS Access Rule

Posted in Access, CMS, Health Care, Medicaid, Regulations

On January 4, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented sweeping new requirements for ensuring access to specific categories of Medicaid services. The final rule, released on November 2, 2015, and titled Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services, creates a very important vehicle for beneficiaries, service providers, their… Continue Reading

New on the HealtHITech Law Blog: proposed updates to federal confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records Regulations

Posted in Behavioral Health, privacy, Regulations, SAMHSA

As reported by Vorys attorney J. Liam Gruz on the HealtHITech Law Blog, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently published a proposed rule which would amend the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations, found in 42 C.F.R. Part 2. SAMHSA’s long awaited proposed rule seeks to modernize… Continue Reading

CMS Final Rule on Reporting Overpayments

Posted in CMS, Health Care, Overpayments, Regulations

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule regarding health care providers’ duty to report and return self-identified Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B overpayments to CMS.  The purpose of this final rule is to provide clarification of the meaning of overpayment identification and the required look-back period for… Continue Reading

VHCA Webinar on New Medicaid Managed Care Rules

Posted in Behavioral Health, CMS, Health Care, Managed Care, Medicaid, Regulations

CMS recently proposed regulations regarding Medicaid managed care.  The proposed rule, which was released on June 1, offers the fist major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations since 2002 – in many ways, this update and modernization of the regulations is overdue.  In general, the proposal takes a big step toward aligning Medicaid and CHIP managed… Continue Reading