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Jeffrey Davis Director of Regulatory and External Affairs at ACEP

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  • On September 15, CMS released data that highlights trends in the use of telehealth services between January 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022. The data allows for analysis of telehealth utilization by quarter, state, and various demographic characteristics.
  • On September 14, CMS published “Request for Information: Advanced Explanation of Benefits and Good Faith Estimate for Covered Individuals.” This document is a request for information (RFI) to inform DOL, HHS, the Treasury, and OPM’s rulemaking for advanced explanation of benefits (AEOB) and good faith estimate (GFE) requirements of the No Surprises Act.
  • On September 12, CMS announced that people with Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, private insurance coverage, or no health coverage can get COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, at no cost, for as long as the federal government continues purchasing and distributing these COVID-19 vaccines.
  • On September 6, CMS released a request for information on called “Make Your Voice Heard: Promoting Efficiency and Equity Within CMS Programs.” CMS is seeking public input on accessing healthcare and related challenges, understanding provider experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities provided in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

 

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