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Judge Rules Site-Neutral Cuts Exceed CMS’ Authority

A federal judge ruled that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its statutory authority by imposing reimbursement cuts to “grandfathered” hospital off-campus clinics. The D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer stated her ruling should not be difficult to implement given the site-neutral payments were not imposed in a budget-neutral manner. Following CMS’ finalization of the Calendar Year… (Slifer, 9/18/19) #Hospitals, #Physicians, #Delivery Reform

Updated Work Plan Focuses on Diabetes Test Strips, Specialty Drug Coverage and Hospital Reimbursement

The HHS OIG made a handful of updates to its Work Plan to reflect audits, evaluations and inspections that are underway or planned. Recently-added work include (1) the fifth in a series of OIG data briefs describing the Medicare market share of diabetic test strips (DTS) (this report will focus on Medicare market shares for DTS from April to June… (Pahner, 9/17/19) #Durable Medical Equipment, #Hospitals, #Prescription Drugs

Subcommittee Advances FY 2020 Agriculture FDA Funding Bill

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies convened a markup of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation. The Subcommittee approved $151.7 billion in funding ($87 million below the 2019 enacted level) by voice vote. The measure will be considered by the… (Llamas, 9/17/19) #Food and Drug Administration, #Prescription Drugs, #Nutrition

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