UPH Government & External Affairs

UnityPoint Health Submits Federal and State Public Comments

by | Sep 16, 2020

UnityPoint Health Submits Federal and State Public Comments

In partnership with clinical and operational leadership and staff from across UnityPoint Health, the Government & External Affairs Department has recently submitted formal public comments and feedback on the following:

  • Home Health CY 2021 Rates

Recent collaborative and sign-on efforts include:

  • Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute and Release of Final Regulations: letter from The Academy Advisors to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar

  • Continuation of the 340B Pricing for Contract Pharmacies: letter from 340B Health to HHS Secretary Azar

To view any of the above letters, please visit the UnityPoint Health Public Comments webpage.  

Additionally, the following Requests For information, Proposed Rules or Initiatives are under review as candidates for UnityPoint Health submissions:

  • Federal Coordination to Promote Economic Mobility for All Americans Request for Information – Due October 2

  • Treatment of Medicare Part C Days in the Calculation of a Hospital’s Disproportionate Patient Percentage – Due October 5

  • Physician Fee Schedule CY 2021 – Due October 5

  • Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System CY 2021 – Due October 5 

  • Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Request for Information – Due October 5

  • Section 1115 Iowa Wellness Plan Demonstration Waiver Progress – Due October 8

  • Hospice Quality Reporting Program data collection – Due October 13

  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services data collection – Due October 20

  • COVID-19 Interim Final Rule – Due November 2

For more information on UnityPoint Health and its public comments to local, state and federal agencies, please contact Cathy Simmons, executive director of regulatory affairs at UnityPoint Health.