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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30226348/net-worth-asset-transfers-and-income-exclusions-for-needs-based-benefits-final-rule
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations governing veterans' eligibility for VA pensions and other needs-based benefit programs. The amended regulations establish new requirements for evaluating net worth and asset transfers for pensions and identify which medical expenses may be deducted from countable income for VA's needs-based benefit programs. The amendments help to ensure the integrity of VA's needs-based benefit programs and the consistent adjudication of pension and parents' dependency and indemnity compensation claims...
September 18, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30199077/findings-of-research-misconduct
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30198687/schedules-of-controlled-substances-temporary-placement-of-n-ethylpentylone-in-schedule-i-temporary-amendment-temporary-scheduling-order
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The Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this temporary scheduling order to schedule the synthetic cathinone, 1- (1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(ethylamino)- pentan-1-one (N-ethylpentylone, ephylone) and its optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers in schedule I. This action is based on a finding by the Acting Administrator that the placement of Nethylpentylone in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety...
August 31, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30198683/medicare-program-certain-changes-to-the-low-volume-hospital-payment-adjustment-under-the-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-systems-ipps-for-acute-care-hospitals-for-fiscal-years-2011-through-2017-application-of-a-payment-adjustment
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This document announces changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals under the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for acute care hospitals for fiscal years (FYs) 2011 through 2017 in accordance with section 429 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
August 23, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30198678/final-requirement-state-technical-assistance-projects-to-improve-services-and-results-for-children-who-are-deaf-blind-and-national-technical-assistance-and-dissemination-center-for-children-who-are-deaf-blind-ta-d%C3%A2-db-final-requirement
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The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a requirement under the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (TA&D) program. The Assistant Secretary may use this requirement for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2018 and later years.
August 21, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30198670/medicare-medicaid-and-children-s-health-insurance-programs-announcement-of-revisions-to-the-provider-enrollment-moratoria-access-waiver-demonstration-for-part-b-non-emergency-ground-ambulance-suppliers-and-home-health-agencies-in-moratoria-designated-geographic
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This document announces revisions to the Provider Enrollment Moratoria Access Waiver Demonstration (PEWD) for Part B Non-Emergency Ground Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies. The demonstration was implemented in accordance with section 402(a)(1)(J) of the Social Security Amendments of 1967 and, as revised, gives CMS the authority to grant waivers to the statewide enrollment moratoria on a case-by-case basis in response to access to care issues and previously denied enrollment applications because of statewide moratoria implementation, and to subject providers and suppliers enrolling via such waivers to heightened screening, oversight, and investigations...
August 20, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192475/medicare-program-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-systems-for-acute-care-hospitals-and-the-long-term-care-hospital-prospective-payment-system-and-policy-changes-and-fiscal-year-2019-rates-quality-reporting-requirements-for-specific-providers-medicare
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We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2019. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the 21st Century Cures Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and other legislation. We also are making changes relating to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) affiliation agreements for new urban teaching hospitals...
August 17, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30192471/medical-devices-and-device-led-combination-products-voluntary-malfunction-summary-reporting-program-for-manufacturers-notification-order-granting-alternative
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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA, Agency, or we) Center for Devices and Radiological Health and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research are announcing that the Agency is granting an alternative that permits manufacturer reporting of certain device malfunction medical device reports (MDRs) in summary form on a quarterly basis. We refer to this alternative as the "Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting Program." This voluntary program reflects goals for streamlining malfunction reporting outlined in the commitment letter agreed to by FDA and industry and submitted to Congress, as referenced in the Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2017 (MDUFA IV Commitment Letter)...
August 17, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30091551/medicare-program-prospective-payment-system-and-consolidated-billing-for-skilled-nursing-facilities-snf-final-rule-for-fy-2019-snf-value-based-purchasing-program-and-snf-quality-reporting-program-final-rule
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This final rule updates the payment rates used under the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This final rule also replaces the existing case-mix classification methodology, the Resource Utilization Groups, Version IV (RUG–IV) model, with a revised case-mix methodology called the Patient- Driven Payment Model (PDPM) beginning on October 1, 2019. The rule finalizes revisions to the regulation text that describes a beneficiary's SNF "resident" status under the consolidated billing provision and the required content of the SNF level of care certification...
August 8, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30102299/findings-of-research-misconduct
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August 6, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30080351/medicare-program-fy-2019-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update-and-hospice-quality-reporting-requirements-final-rule
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This final rule updates the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The rule also makes conforming regulations text changes to recognize physician assistants as designated hospice attending physicians effective January 1, 2019. Finally, the rule includes changes to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.
August 6, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30080349/medicare-program-fy-2019-inpatient-psychiatric-facilities-prospective-payment-system-and-quality-reporting-updates-for-fiscal-year-beginning-october-1-2018-fy-2019-final-rule
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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), which include psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or critical access hospital. These changes are effective for IPF discharges occurring during the fiscal year (FY) beginning October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 (FY 2019). This final rule also updates the IPF labor-related share, the IPF wage index for FY 2019, and the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD- 10-CM) codes for FY 2019...
August 6, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30080343/medicare-program-inpatient-rehabilitation-facility-prospective-payment-system-for-federal-fiscal-year-2019-final-rule
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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2019. As required by the Social Security Act (the Act), this final rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system's (PPS) case-mix groups and a description of the methodologies and data used in computing the prospective payment rates for FY 2019. This final rule also alleviates administrative burden for IRFs by removing the Functional Independence Measure (FIM\TM\) instrument and associated Function Modifiers from the IRF Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) beginning in FY 2020 and revises certain IRF coverage requirements to reduce the amount of required paperwork in the IRF setting beginning in FY 2019...
August 6, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30074743/short-term-limited-duration-insurance-final-rule
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This final rule amends the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance for purposes of its exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage. This action is being taken to lengthen the maximum duration of short-term, limited-duration insurance, which will provide more affordable consumer choices for health coverage.
August 3, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30074737/medicare-medicaid-and-children-s-health-insurance-programs-announcement-of-the-extension-of-temporary-moratoria-on-enrollment-of-part-b-non-emergency-ground-ambulance-suppliers-and-home-health-agencies-in-designated-geographic-locations-extension-of-temporary
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This document announces the extension of statewide temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new Medicare Part B non-emergency ground ambulance providers and suppliers and Medicare home health agencies and branch locations in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, as applicable, to prevent and combat fraud, waste, and abuse. This extension also applies to the enrollment of new non- emergency ground ambulance suppliers and home health agencies and branch locations in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in those states...
August 2, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30074735/adoption-of-the-methodology-for-the-hhs-operated-permanent-risk-adjustment-program-under-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-for-the-2017-benefit-year-final-rule
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The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends the regulations implementing Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These conforming changes are needed to implement statutory amendments made to the IDEA by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted on December 10, 2015. These regulations remove and revise IDEA definitions based on changes made to the definitions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the ESSA, and also update several State eligibility requirements to reflect amendments to the IDEA made by the ESSA...
July 30, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30020581/controlled-substances-quotas-final-rule
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is publishing this final rule to strengthen the process for setting controls over diversion of controlled substances and make other improvements in the quota management regulatory system for the production, manufacturing, and procurement of controlled substances.
July 16, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30020580/fiduciary-activities-final-rule
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its fiduciary program regulations, which govern the oversight of beneficiaries, who because of injury, disease, or age, are unable to manage their VA benefits, and the appointment and oversight of fiduciaries for these vulnerable beneficiaries. The amendments will update and reorganize regulations consistent with current law, VA policies and procedures, and VA's reorganization of its fiduciary activities. They will also clarify the rights of beneficiaries in the program, and the roles of VA and fiduciaries in ensuring that VA benefits are managed in the best interest of beneficiaries and their dependents...
July 13, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30020579/schedule-for-rating-disabilities-skin-final-rule
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On August 12, 2016, VA published in the Federal Register the proposed rule for Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Skin. VA received multiple responses during the 60-day comment period. This final rule implements the Secretary’s proposed rule with limited revisions.
July 13, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30020578/federal-employees-health-benefits-program-and-federal-employees-dental-and-vision-insurance-program-expiration-of-coverage-of-children-of-same-sex-domestic-partners-federal-flexible-benefits-plan-pre-tax-payment-of-health-benefits-premiums-conforming-amendments
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On October 30, 2013, OPM published final regulations in the Federal Register to expand coverage for children of same-sex domestic partners under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). The regulation allowed children of same-sex domestic partners living in states that did not allow same-sex couples to marry to be covered family members under the FEHB and the FEDVIP. Due to a subsequent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all states, OPM published an interim final regulation on December 2, 2016, that created a regulatory exception that only allowed children of same-sex domestic partners living overseas to maintain their FEHB and FEDVIP coverage until September 30, 2018...
July 12, 2018: Federal Register
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