Fierce Healthcare: CMS gives providers breathing room on looming advanced good faith cost estimates

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an FAQ document Friday on the new requirements set to go into effect Jan. 1. CMS said that it wants to extend enforcement discretion pending future rulemaking.

Provider groups have been hoping CMS would offer leeway on the requirement until standards have been developed and tested. They have also been worried that providers would not be ready to set up the system and technical infrastructure to share the needed information to offer the estimates.

“By extending this exercise of enforcement discretion, [the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)] aims to promote further interoperability across the healthcare industry,” the FAQ said… Read the full article here.

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