Becker's Healthcare September 27, 2021
CMS plans to require ASCs to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for staff members.
Here are seven recent updates from CMS:
1. CMS is expanding the duration of its annual open enrollment period by 30 days. Beginning this year, the open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 15, 2022.
2. CMS wants to rescind a rule introduced by former President Donald Trump’s administration that lets Medicare cover medical devices that the FDA designates as “breakthrough” technologies.
3. The Biden administration issued proposed rules that include a detailed process for enforcing surprise billing protections.
4. CMS placed sanctions on three of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans, barring them from being sold in six states. The penalties...