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Proposed Rule Released Update to Physician Fee Schedule (i.e., changes to compensation and reimbursement rules)

In July, CMS released the first update to the Physician Fee Schedule since the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The proposal includes a number of provisions focused on person-centered care, and continues the Administration’s commitment to transform the Medicare program to a system based on quality and healthy outcomes.

California announces short-term payment delays for Medi-Cal institutional providers

The state of California announced that it will institute short-term payment delays to Medi-Cal institutional providers due to a severe cash flow shortage. Implementation of the delays is effective March 1, 2012 (the first check release date of March). Reimbursement to Medi-Cal institutional providers, except for clinics, designated public hospitals and local educational agencies, will be held per the schedule.