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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT39 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Medicare Coverage of Infusion Therapy (CMS-3341-P) 

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, this proposed rule would establish a Medicare benefit payment for home infusion therapy.  This benefit would encompass the nursing, training and education, and remote monitoring services associated with administering infusion drugs in a patient’s home.  This rule would ensure consistency in coverage for home infusion benefits for all Medicare beneficiaries.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-255, sec. 5012    42 U.S.C. 1395x    42 U.S.C. 1395m   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  21st Century Cures Act, Section 5012  01/01/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: Home infusion therapy benefits must be implemented by January 1, 2021. The statute also calls for the Secretary to establish an accreditation process and standards prior to payment of benefits.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jacqueline Leach
Senior Nurse Consultant
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, MS: S3-02-01, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4282