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Federally Qualified Health Centers: Welcome to PPS

CMS recently finalized a new PPS for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) services. The implementation of the PPS was mandated by the ACA. Medicare currently pays FQHCs an all-inclusive rate for the professional...more

CMS Final Rule Eliminates Outdated, Unnecessary Regulations

On May 7, 2014, CMS issued CMS-3267-F, which finalizes reforms to various regulatory provisions that CMS identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome. CMS estimates that these changes will save affected...more

Health Headlines: Also in the News - May 2014

CMS Proposes Payment Changes for Hospice Providers, SNFs, IRFs and Inpatient Psych Facilities – Last week, CMS issued proposed rules that would make certain payment and policy changes to the payment systems for...more

CMS Proposes FQHC Prospective Payment System

On September 23, 2013, CMS published a proposed rule to overhaul the payment methodology for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The proposed rule will change FQHC reimbursement from an all inclusive rate (AIR),...more

CMS Issues FQHC Proposed PPS Rule

On September 23, CMS published a proposed rule that would establish a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B beginning on October 1, 2014. CMS has...more

Capital Thinking: Health Care

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - CR Wrangling - The House approved H. J. Res. 59 last week, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 15 at sequester funding levels. As expected, the resolution...more

OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion on FQHC Limited Issuance of Gift Cards

In a recent favorable advisory opinion, the OIG reviewed a Federally qualified health center’s (FQHC) proposal to offer $20 grocery store gift cards to certain patients in capitated managed care plans as an incentive for such...more

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