Cures update: Medicaid, CGS, Noridian

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

AAHomecare has learned from CMS that a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act will apply to all HCPCS codes covered by Medicare and Medicaid, not just the codes included in the competitive bidding program. This will allow individual states to set allowables as they choose, the association says. The provision in the Cures Act retroactively delayed a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas from July 1, 2016, to Jan. 1, 2017…CGS and Noridian are reporting Cures Act adjustments will be finalized in the coming weeks, according to a bulletin from VGM. The provision in the Cures Act allowed providers to recoup a portion of six months of payments.