Tag: interim final rules

Reporting COVID-19 Vaccination Status in 2022

Three new diagnosis codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccination status will go into effect April 1, 2022. The codes were presented by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Sept. 14-15, ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting, so they are not listed in the 2022 ICD-10-CM code book. The new ICD-10-CM codes for reporting […]
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Lawmakers Seek Changes to No Surprises Act Implementation

More than a third of Representatives call on the federal government to revise No Surprises Act implementation, specifically around the independent dispute resolution process. A bipartisan group of 152 House members wrote to the secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor and urged them to amend the interim final rule (IFR) that will […]
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First Installment of Surprise Billing Regulations Released

On July 1, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor, and Department of the Treasury (Departments) jointly issued interim final rules (IFR) implementing certain aspects of the No Surprises Act (Act), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The purpose of […]
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5 Things rev cycle leaders need to know about surprise billing interim final rule

  Understanding the qualifying payment amount and the initial information on the independent dispute resolution process “should be a short-term priority for revenue cycle leaders and their teams,” says attorney Harvey Rochman. Earlier this month, the federal government released an interim final rule outlining certain provisions of the No Surprises Act (NSA), which is designed […]
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HHS Addresses Surprise Billing in Commercial Health Plans

The interim rule is in response to the No Surprises Act, which directed multiple US departments to issue a rule that would quell surprise billing in commercial health plans. The Biden administration has issued an interim rule that regulates surprise billing in commercial health plans and employer-sponsored health plans, CMS announced. “No patient should forgo […]
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