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CMS Releases a Flurry of Interim and Final Rules

By December 18, 2020CMS, COVID19, HPMS

CMS released several interim and final rules in the past month.  As the new year starts and there is a change in administration, the pace of new guidance releases is unlikely to slow down.  If you are having trouble keeping up, consider the BluePeak Guidance Monitor which provides a log of guidance including HPMS memos, guidance from CMS’ website, Federal Register, and the Office of Management and Budget as well as summaries of key guidance applicable to your organization.

Contact us if you would like a complimentary summary of any of the recently released rules.

Rule ID Rule Title Date Published in the Federal Register
CMS-9912_IFC Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health


CMS-9915-F Transparency in Coverage 11/12/20
CMS-5528-IFC Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model 11/27/20
RIN 0936-AA08 Fraud And Abuse; Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection for Certain Point-of-Sale Reductions in Price on Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Certain Pharmacy Benefit Manager Fees 11/30/20
RIN 0936-AA10 Revisions to Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements




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