A Call For Comments On The Final Rule By This Friday


At Allegiant Experts, we stand proud as a team that has specific values. Our values include commitment, respect, professionalism, wisdom, accuracy and results. We encourage you to pay a quick visit to the Allegiant Experts Values page for a more in-depth look at what we hold dear.


The Allegiant Experts team is also very proud of its mission. Our mission is to encourage the provision of quality healthcare services at fair and equitable prices. Everything we do focuses on inclusive, comprehensive, cost-effective healthcare. We coordinate and support courageous whistleblowers who shine lights on fraud, waste and abuse. Please feel free to visit our About Us page for a more detailed look at our mission statement.


We wish to see greater transparency in the healthcare industry.


As part of our commitment to our mission, Allegiant Experts is asking each of our friends, family members and colleagues a favor. The way we see it, our request is less a favor and more an invite to help us all to bring about positive change. We would like you to consider reading and commenting on the final rule that has been proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Reading and commenting on the final rule would be very helpful. In our minds, it will go a long way in supporting the ongoing efforts to bring the type of change that can result in lasting transparency to healthcare in the United States.


You have until this Friday, September 17th to comment on the final rule.


Please visit the Federal Register to both read the proposed rule and discover how to offer your comments. The following is the summary of the proposed rule:


This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for Calendar Year (CY) 2022 based on our continuing experience with these systems. In this proposed rule, we describe the proposed changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare services paid under the OPPS and those paid under the ASC payment system.


Also, this proposed rule would update and refine the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, update Hospital Price Transparency requirements, and update and refine the design of the Radiation Oncology Model. Finally, this proposed rule includes a Request for Information (RFI) focusing on the health and safety standards, quality measures and reporting requirements, and payment policies for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs), a new Medicare provider type. The RFI will be used to inform future rulemaking for REHs.


There are three ways to comment on the final rule.


Firstly, please make sure to refer to file code CMS-1753-P when commenting on the issues in this proposed rule.


You may comment electronically. Visit Regulations.gov and follow the instructions under the “submit a comment” tab. You may also comment by regular mail. Because of the time your letter will take to get to its intended recipient, we do not recommend this method. However, if you wish to send an express mail, the only address to use is as follows:


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1753-P, Mail Stop C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.

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