April Policy Update 2023

The ACNS Advocacy Committee has published the April 2023 Policy Update. Covered in this month's update:

Certain Telehealth Flexibilities to Remain in Place When Public Health Emergency Expires
The Biden administration will let the COVID-19 public health emergency expire on May 11, which will end many of the flexibilities that providers and their institutions have relied upon to deliver care since the start of the pandemic.

CMS Updates Conversion Factor for Calendar Year 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to the conversion factor for Calendar Year (CY) 2023 due to Congressional action.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to End Cycle of Medicare Payment Cuts
Representatives Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), and Ami Bera (D-CA), a bipartisan group of doctors, introduced H.R. 2474, the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act to bring stability to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) reimbursement.

ONC Releases Proposed Rule on Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability
Recently the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released a proposed rule that advances changes to the use of predictive decision support tools—artificial intelligence (AI)—within the electronic health record (EHR).

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