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Supreme Court Issues Rulings on OSHA and CMS Vaccine Requirements

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued separate rulings on a case involving regulations that implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) direct surveyed facilities and a second case that required all employees of large employers (100 or more employees) to either be vaccinated or […]

CMS Expands its Prior Authorization Program and Adds O&P Codes to the Master List of Codes Subject to Face to Face Encounters and Written Orders Prior to Delivery

On January 12, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced several updates to the Master List of DMEPOS items potentially subject to face-to-face encounter, written order prior to delivery, and prior authorization requirements. The Federal Register announcement (CMS-6081-N) added the following five O&P HCPCS codes to the Master List: L0830 Halo Procedure, […]

2022 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule Update Confirmed at 5.1%. Medicare Sequestration Delayed Again

On December 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2022 Medicare Fee Schedule update for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS).  The 2022 Medicare DMEPOS Fee Schedule will increase by a net total of 5.1% for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2022. […]

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