The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a national coverage determination (NCD) that expands coverage for lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) to improve health outcomes for people with lung cancer.
The American Medical Association (AMA) released updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2022. The new code set aims to streamline reporting and tracking of COVID-19 reporting, among other updates.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare hospice payments and the aggregate cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2022, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This rule rebases the hospice labor shares; clarifies certain aspects of the hospice election statement addendum requirements; finalizes changes to the Hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP); and finalizes a Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) policy that becomes effective on October 1, 2021, to prepare for public reporting beginning in January 2022.