TODAY! Physicians must report Provider Relief Fund payments.

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  • TODAY! Physicians must report Provider Relief Fund payments Medicare News/CMS News
  • TODAY! The Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in 340B Drug Program National News
  • Tomorrow! MOASC Clinical Webinar “Medicare in 2022″ MOASC  News
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  • Bipartisan legislation to extend the temporary 3.75% Medicare pay bump through 2022 National  News
  • New analysis shows Build Back Better Act will result in 42.9% payment cuts to cancer providers Affiliate Association News/‘COA News

TODAY! Physicians must report, by November 30, 2021 at 8:59 pm PT to avoid   enforcement actions like repayment or other debt collection activities. If you received 1 or more Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments totaling more than $10,000 during the first Payment Received Period, the original deadline to report on how you used the funds was September 30, 2021, but HHS observed a 60-day grace period to help providers who didn’t meet the Reporting Period 1 deadline. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS News.

Tomorrow! December 1, 5:30pm- MOASC Clinical Webinar “Medicare in 2022,”Presented by: Arthur Lurvey, M.D., FACP, FACE, Medicare Contractor Medical Director. Topics include: 2022 Final Fee Schedule and Regulation Changes; Telehealth in 2022; Restarting of Target Probe- and Education and Review Topics; Brief Restating of Appeals and Document Recommendations and Off-Label Use of Medications. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

TODAY! The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case seeking to reverse cuts to the 340B Drug Program. The outcome could have consequences for all providers, even those who don’t access the discounted medicines. Plaintiffs including the American Hospital Association and providers that participate in the program are asking the high court to reverse a nearly 30% cut in 340B reimbursements the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiated during President Donald Trump’s administration and continued under President Joe Biden. To read more click here and go to National News.

The Biden administration released an interim final rule related to the No Surprises Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act that requires individual and group health insurance plans to submit data on prescription drug spending to the federal government. The deadline for submission is Dec. 27, and by June 1 annually starting next year, though flexibility is expected in the initial year. To read more click here and go to National News.

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