CMS Expands LDCT Screening for Lung Cancer

CMS Expands LDCT Screening for Lung Cancer

CMS announced on February 10 their final decision for coverage of low-dose CT lung cancer screenings. The new guidelines lower the screening age from 55 to 50 and reduce the smoking history pack years from 30 to 20. The decision expands eligibility for Medicare beneficiaries so that those from age 50 up to 77 and…

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CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccination by January 4th for Facilities that Accept Medicare and Medicaid

CMS announced an emergency order requiring every healthcare facility, who participates in Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure that all eligible employees receive COVID-19 vaccination by January 4, 2022. The emergency order applies to approximately 76,000 facilities that employ more than 17 million healthcare workers. Applicable facilities include: Ambulatory Surgery Centers Clinics Community Mental Health…

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ASTRO and ACR Victory in Delaying CMS RO Model

ASTRO and ACR Victory in Delaying CMS RO Model

The Centers of Medicare and Medicare Services has heard the pleas in the letter written and signed by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and The American College of Radiology regarding their bundled payment model. The model was set to start on Jan. 1; however, they asked for it to be delayed by six months…

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CMS Adds Barriers to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Disbursements

Doctor talking about CMS rules that require radiology practices to obtain attestations of compliance

Image Courtesy (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) No more “pay and chase.” On November 4, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin enforcing a recently issued final rule that empowers CMS to revoke or deny enrollment in provider programs for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP based on questionable business associations. There are no databases…

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