FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home.  The test is currently authorized for prescription use only.  For more information, view this press release.

CMS Publishes ESRD PPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has published a final rule relating to the End-Stage Renal Disease (“ESRD”) Prospective Payment System (“PPS”).  The rule also updates the payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury.  In addition, the rule updates requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program.  The regulation is set to take effect on January 1, 2021.  To view the rule, click here.

CMS Publishes Managed Care Final Rule

CMS has published a new rule regarding changes to Medicaid and to the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The rule makes changes to the managed care regulatory framework intended to ease administrative burdens and to improve cost efficiency.  To view the rule, click here.

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