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Medicaid Fee-For-Service (FFS) to Systematically Enforce Legislation Limiting Initial Opioid Prescribing to a Seven Day Supply

8/14/2017

In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, effective August 24th, 2017, the Medicaid FFS program will be implementing a seven (7) day supply limit on initial opioid prescribing for acute pain. Read more ...

State to Help Cover Co-pays for Naloxone

8/7/2017

The Governor's office announced today the state will help defray the cost of purchasing naloxone at pharmacies by contributing up to $40 toward the co-pay. Read more ...

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2018

7/21/2017

On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes proposals to update payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2018. Read more ...

CMS Proposes Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Changes for 2018, and Releases a Request for Information (CMS-1678-P)

7/21/2017

On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule (CMS-1678-P) that includes updates to the 2018 rates and quality provisions, and proposes other policy changes. CMS is proposing a number of policies that would support care delivery; reduce burdens for providers, especially in rural areas; lower beneficiary out of pocket drug costs for several drugs; enhance the patient-doctor relationship; and promote flexibility in healthcare. Read more ...

New York ACEP Advocacy Efforts Prevent a $20 Million Cut in ED Reimbursement

4/11/2017 Read more ...