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Gov. Mike Pence received a federal nod for his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 Medicaid expansion on Tuesday, January 27, from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act required a revalidation, or a re-enrollment, for all Medicare providers enrolled prior to March 25, 2011. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) have been contacting providers, and once they receive their revalidation notice, providers have 60 days to respond. The massive special revalidation is expected to be completed by March 2015.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annually updates Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payments for inflation by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers and an additional multifactor productivity adjustment. The annual payment update for 2015 is 1.4 percent. That payment update amount, however, is adjusted each year for each ASC based on their performance in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program. Here's what's new.