Billy Wynne

Agency Seeks Six Nominees for Advisory Committee on Minority Health; Due Mar. 4, 2021

By Billy Wynne / December 4, 2020 /

Agency Seeks Six Nominees for Advisory Committee on Minority Health; Due Mar. 4, 2021 The Office of Minority Health (OMH) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is seeking nominations of qualified candidates for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health (ACMH). ACMH advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary for…

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CY 2021 MPFS Final Rule Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities; Also Includes Changes to QPP, E/M Code Valuation, and Providers’ Scope of Practice

By Billy Wynne / December 2, 2020 /

CY 2021 MPFS Final Rule Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities; Also Includes Changes to QPP, E/M Code Valuation, and Providers’ Scope of Practice On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule (fact sheet), which addresses…

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Agency Requests Information About COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibilities to Inform Permanent Changes; Comments Due Dec. 25

By Billy Wynne / December 1, 2020 /

Agency Requests Information About COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibilities to Inform Permanent Changes; Comments Due Dec. 25 The Office of the Secretary within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a request for information (RFI) seeking comments on the regulatory relief actions HHS has taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the…

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OIG Follows Through on Rule Removing Safe Harbor Protection for Drug Rebates in Medicare Part D and Medicaid MCOs Beginning in 2022; New Safe Harbors for Point-of-Sale Discounts, PBM Services Fees Available in 60 Days

By Billy Wynne / November 20, 2020 /

OIG Follows Through on Rule Removing Safe Harbor Protection for Drug Rebates in Medicare Part D and Medicaid MCOs Beginning in 2022; New Safe Harbors for Point-of-Sale Discounts, PBM Services Fees Available in 60 Days The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) issued a final rule (press release; HHS…

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Mandatory, Nation-Wide Most Favored Nation Model Ties Payment for High Cost Part B Drugs to Prices Paid Internationally; Comments Due Jan. 26

By Billy Wynne / November 20, 2020 /

Mandatory, Nation-Wide Most Favored Nation Model Ties Payment for High Cost Part B Drugs to Prices Paid Internationally; Comments Due Jan. 26 Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) to implement the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model (press release, fact sheet), pursuant to President…

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First Week of Open Enrollment Sees Over 800,000 Individual Plan Selections

By Billy Wynne / November 13, 2020 /

First Week of Open Enrollment Sees Over 800,000 Individual Plan Selections The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first Federal Health Insurance Exchange Weekly Enrollment Snapshot, detailing Open Enrollment information for Nov. 1-7, 2020. As a reminder, this snapshot details Exchange information for states that use the HealthCare.gov platform, which includes all…

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