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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AR62 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Prospective Payment System for Federally Qualified Health Centers; Changes to Contracting Policies for Rural Health Clinics and CLIA Enforcement Actions for Proficiency Testing Referral (CMS-1443-F)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract: This final rule establishes methodology and payment rates for a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B beginning on October 1, 2014, in compliance with the statutory requirement of the Affordable Care Act. This rule also establishes a policy which would allow rural health clinics (RHCs) to contract with nonphysician practitioners when statutory requirements for employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants are met, and makes other technical and conforming changes to the RHC and FQHC regulations. Finally, this rule makes changes to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations regarding enforcement actions for proficiency testing referral. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: PL 111-148, sec 10501 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    10/01/2014 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/23/2013  78 FR 58386 
NPRM Comment Period End  11/18/2013   
Final Action  08/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sarah Harding
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mail Stop C4-01-26, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4001
Email: sarah.harding@cms.hhs.gov

 
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