Request for Information: Long-Term Monitoring of Health Care System Resilience
HHS has released a request for information, seeking comments on how health care providers and other stakeholders have used data to quantify the impact of crises like COVID-19 on health care access, timeliness and quality. The Agency is interested in how organizations have operationally defined “resilience.” Comments are due on July 8th.

Establishing Minimum Standards in Medicaid State Drug Utilization Review and Supporting Value-Based Purchasing for Drugs
CMS has released a proposed rule revising regulations on calculating drugs’ average manufacturer price, value-based purchasing arrangements with drug manufacturers and minimum standards for state Medicaid Drug Utilization review programs. Comments are due on July 17th.

Tax on Excess Tax-Exempt Organization Executive Compensation
The IRS has released a proposed rule that impacts compensation for not-for-profit hospitals. Under the proposal, deferred compensation or bonuses not vested before a certain point will  face a 21% excise tax for top executives. Comments are due on August 10th.

Home Visits in Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers During COVID-19 National Emergency
The VA has released a final rule that temporarily allows eligible veterans’ home visits to be completed through videoconference or other available telehealth modalities for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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