Tag: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMS Announces Webinars for HCPs Interested in Sunshine Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it will be conducting a series of teleconferences intended for medical society and association staff, physicians, practitioners, and practice managers interested in learning more about the federal Sunshine law and Open Payments program.  This announcement comes as applicable manufacturers and group […]

CMS Releases Additional Materials Regarding Phase I of Sunshine Reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued this week additional resources for Phase I of registration and Sunshine data reporting.  For more information regarding CMS’s two phased approach to registration and data reporting, see the blog posts here and here.  Specifically, CMS released the following materials: 30 page […]

Important Dates for Coding and Reimbursement Announced: CMS Schedules Public HCPCS Meetings for Drugs, Biologics, DME and Various Other Products

In today’s Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced the dates, time and location of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (“HCPCS”) public meetings for calendar year 2014.  CMS hosts these meetings to discuss the preliminary coding and payment determinations for all new public requests for […]

HHS Office of Inspector General Releases 2014 Work Plan: New Items Relevant to Prescription Drugs

On February 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released its annual 2014 Work Plan.  In addition, the OIG has posted a 25-minute video vignette featuring senior OIG executives discussing the OIG’s top priorities for fiscal year 2014.  The OIG annually […]

CMS Proposes Medicare Part D Rule for 2015 Contract Year – Antidepressants and Immunosuppressants Would No Longer Be “Protected Classes”; Antipsychotics May Follow

On January 6, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule: “Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs” (the “Proposed Rule”).  The Proposed Rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register on […]

CMS Posts Final National Average Drug Acquisition Cost Files – Possible Pharmacy Reimbursement Adjustments to Follow

As you head out for the holiday, you may want to stop by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) website to check out CMS’s latest gift – the posting of the final National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (“NADAC”) Files.  Along with the final NADAC files posted today (November […]

CMS Announces Certain Updates for 2014 Open Payments Data Collection

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced certain updates for the 2014 Open Payments data collection period.  These updates include: Publication of a 2014 teaching hospital list Establishment of 2014 de minimis reporting thresholds Clarification of 2014 submission file specifications Parties affected by the Open Payments program can […]