Friday, May 9, 2014

CMS Issues Final Rule on Medicare CoPs

On May 7, CMS issued a final rule on certain Medicare CoPs as well as regulations pertaining to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) deemed "unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome on hospitals and other health care providers."  CMS estimates that this rule will save $660 million each year.  

In April 2013, NAMSS provided comment to many provisions in this final rule, including dietitian privileging, medical staff membership, hospital governing bodies, and hospital outpatient orders. 

This final rule becomes effective 60 days after the date of its publication in the Federal Register on May 12, 2014.

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