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COVID-19 Update: CMS Issues Wide Ranging Blanket Waivers to Assist Providers

On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued wide ranging blanket waivers and published an interim final rule intended to “equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility” to respond to COVID-19. The waivers will remain in effect until the end of the emergency declaration. CMS issued a summary … Continue reading

CMS issues final rule on mandatory bundled payment model for hip and knee surgeries

On November 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule implementing the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model. Under the CJR model, 67 acute care hospitals located in randomly selected metropolitan areas will receive bundled payments for services furnished to certain Medicare beneficiaries undergoing lower extremity joint … Continue reading