Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-26541
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-21674
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-18995
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: E9-18587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed rule sets forth an update to the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates; the national standardized 60-day episode rates, the national per-visit rates, the non-routine medical supply (NRS) conversion factor, and the low utilization payment amount (LUPA) add-on payment amount, under the Medicare prospective payment system for home health agencies effective January 1, 2010. In addition, this rule proposes a change to the HH PPS outlier policy and proposes to require the submission of OASIS data as a condition for payment under the HH PPS. Also, this rule proposes payment safeguards that would improve our enrollment process, improve the quality of care that Medicare beneficiaries receive from HHAs, and reduce the Medicare program's vulnerability to fraud. This rule also proposes clarifying language to the ``skilled services'' section and Condition of Participation (CoP) section of our regulations. This proposed rule also clarifies the coverage of routine medical supplies under the HH PPS. We are also soliciting comments on: Physician/patient interaction associated with the home health plan of care (POC); a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey; the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), Version C, effective January 1, 2010; proposed pay for reporting measures for use in CY 2011; and a number of minor payment-related issues. We are also responding to comments received as a result of our solicitation in the CY 2008 HH PPS final rule with comment period.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E9-17611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(a)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-17603
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-14736
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the American Osteopathic Association for Continued Deeming Authority for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Document Number: E9-12109
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that we publish, within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, a notice identifying the national accrediting body making the request, describing the nature of the request, and providing at least a 30-day public comment period.
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Community Health Accreditation Program for Continued Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E9-12031
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-10326
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E9-8249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services