UnityPoint Health | 2015 Public Comments

2015 Public Comments

When relevant legislation, regulations, guidance, and other opportunities to shape policy related to health services research arise, UnityPoint Health may decide it is appropriate to develop an official position. The UnityPoint Health Government & External Affairs department serves as the primary liaison for regulatory submissions in response to state and federal rule-making and public requests for information, as well as communications advocating changes in state and federal policy direction or strategic initiatives.

Federal Comments

Discharge Planning Requirements

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Rural Broadband Funding

Agency: Universal Service Administration Company (USAC)
Request for feedback on the Rural Health Care Program, including the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) program

MACRA RFI

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models, and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models
Additional Information on MACRA RFI

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCCJR)

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCCJR) Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Services

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Home Health PPS

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Advanced Primary Care Request for Information

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
RFI on advanced primary care innovations, particularly mechanisms to encourage more comprehensive primary care delivery; to improve the care of patients with complex needs; to facilitate robust connections to the medical neighborhood and community-based services; and to move payment from encounter-based towards value-driven, population-based care.

Additional Information on RFI

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

State Comments

Under construction

Legislative Positions and Collaborative Sign-On Letters

Under construction

For Further Information:

Please email Cathy Simmons, Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs.