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Medi-Cal Enrollment Fees Go Into Effect Today! Dhcs Failure To Issue Implementing Instructions Leaves Providers With Questions

Starting today, Department of Health Care Services (“DHCS”) is required to collect Medi-Cal enrollment fees of $505 per enrollment for “institutional providers.” DHCS Provider Enrollment Unit has issued no formal guidance regarding how it will implement the new requirements, and requests for information guidance from DHCS’ Acting Chief of Provider Enrollment have revealed few details regarding how a provider can comply with the new requirements.

Initial Enrollments And Changes Of Ownership Impacted By Home Health Medicare Enrollment Rule Changes

In the March 2011 edition of The Rap Sheet, Weintraub attorney Jeanne Vance writes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) modified home health agency (HHA) Medicare provider enrollment provisions in two important ways. First, it extended the amount of time that a Medicare-certified HHA must meet initial capitalization requirements. Second, it narrowed the scope of business transactions that are subject to the so-called 36-Month Rule, which causes the deactivation of an HHA’s Medicare billing entitlements upon the occurrence of certain HHA ownership transfers that occur within three years of the last ownership change. Initial Enrollments and Changes of Ownership Impacted by Home Health Medicare Enrollment Rule Changes.

CMS Issues Proposed Rule To Implement Provider Enrollment Aspects Of Affordable Care Act

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently published proposed regulations that would implement provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively, the “Affordable Care Act”) relating to provider enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”). Published in the September 23, 2010 Federal Register, the proposed rules, if adopted, would introduce fingerprinting to the public-program enrollment process, expand provider-types subject to pre-enrollment and post-enrollment on-site agency review, specify details relating to the payment of fees for processing Medicare enrollment and revalidation applications, and provide new mechanisms for the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid enrollment moratoriums.