UnityPoint Health | 2016 Public Comments

2016 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

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Final Rule

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models

Additional Information on Final Rule

Sleep Disorder Clinic Accreditation

Agency: Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)
Local Coverage Determination (LCD) 34535

Additional Information on Sleep Disorder Clinic Accreditation LCD

  • LCD 34535 (July 2016) has been replaced by another LCD

State Innovation Model (SIM) RFI

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Request for Information on State Innovation Model Concepts

Additional Information on Request for Information

Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR)

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

PACE

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Systems and Quality Reporting Programs

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Physician Fee Schedule

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2017

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Home Health Prospective Payment System

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Proposed Rule

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models

Additional Information on Proposed Rule

340B Drug Pricing Program

Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation

Additional Information on 340B Penalties Proposed Rule

Illinois Home Health Prior Authorization

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare Probable Fraud Measurement Pilot and Medicare Prior Authorization of Home Health Services Demonstration

Additional Information on Proposed Demonstration

Quality Measure Development Plan

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Draft CMS Quality Measure Development Plan

Additional Information on Mandatory Bundled Payment Proposed Rule

Site Neutral Payment Request for Information

Agency: Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Solicitation for Feedback on the Enactment of Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Hospital Outpatient Department Site Neutral Payment Provisions)

Additional Information on Request for Information

Quality Reporting Request for Information

Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Request for Information on Certification Frequency and Requirements for the Reporting of Quality Measures Under CMS Programs

Additional Information on Request for Information


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.