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BIO Comments on Federally Qualified Health Center PPS Proposed Rule

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BIO submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services&#39; (CMS&rsquo;s) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule, specifically as it relates to vaccine coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and reimbursement for vaccines under Medicare Part B.</p>

On November 15, 2013, BIO submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding their Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule. 
 
BIO’s comments address two recommendations:
  • BIO urges CMS to provide clarification to FQHCs regarding coverage of all vaccines recommended for Medicare beneficiaries, especially as it relates to vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and covered and reimbursed under Medicare Part D.
  • BIO also recommends that CMS apply a consistent approach to reimbursement for vaccines covered under Part B so as to ensure broad access for Medicare beneficiaries.

Read BIO’s Full Comment Letter on Vaccine Issues in the FQHC PPS proposed rule.