Key Healthcare Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023

Implications for Telehealth, Medicare Payment Program, Medicaid and CHIP Adjustments, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Treatment

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, February 17, 2023

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This CLE webinar will guide healthcare counsel on key healthcare provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (CAA). The panel will examine the CAA's components that are significant in the healthcare industry. Various areas of healthcare are impacted, including telehealth, Medicare payment program and sequestration requirements, Medicaid and CHIP adjustments, and behavioral health and substance use treatment. The panel will offer best practices for compliance with the changes.

Description

On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed the CAA. The CAA provides funding for a variety of healthcare programs and other domestic initiatives. The CAA addresses telehealth, Medicare and Medicaid, and behavioral health and substance use treatment.

Under the CAA the definition of originating site means any site in the U.S., including an individual's home, through 2024, and an originating site is where the telehealth eligible individual is when he/she receives telehealth services. Further, practitioner is defined to include qualified occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, and audiologists through 2024.

While the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule reduced the Medicare conversion factor by about 4.5 percent, the CAA provides for a 2.5 percent increase for 2023 in the Medicare conversion factor and a 1.25 percent increase for 2024 for physician services. The CAA also waives the 4 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act.

The CAA provides financial support to assist with the transition from the increased funding provided during COVID and modifies the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages. The CAA requires that states provide continued eligibility for benefits to qualifying children under the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines some of the Act's more notable components that are significant in the healthcare arena. These provisions impact telehealth, Medicare payment program and sequestration requirements, Medicaid and CHIP adjustments, and behavioral health and substance use treatment. The panel will offer best practices for compliance with the changes.

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Outline

  1. CAA and its implications
    1. Telehealth
    2. Medicare program
    3. Medicaid and CHIP adjustments
    4. Behavioral health and substance use treatment
  2. Best practices for compliance

Benefits

The panel will review these and other important issues:

  • What are the implications of the CAA for Medicare reimbursement?
  • What does the CAA mean for telehealth?
  • How will the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement impact healthcare providers?

Faculty

Loughran, Matthew
Matthew K. Loughran

Health Policy Analyst
Reed Smith

Mr. Loughran monitors federal and state policy developments coming out of CMS, OIG, HHS, FDA and other federal and...  |  Read More

Additional faculty
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