Mid-Atlantic Health Law TOPICS
Did You Know? Summer 2002
Medicare Managed Care: Did you know that a proposed rule is pending that improves the Medicare+Choice (M+C) appeal and grievance procedures, including giving M+C enrollees advance written notice of termination of coverage for certain types of services that were previously authorized, and a fast-track process for appealing such decisions? The services requiring notice prior to termination of coverage include services from home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities.
Continuing Medical Education Online: Did you know that the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has initiated free continuing education programs for physicians and pharmacists at www.fda.gov/cder/learn/CDERLearn/default.htm? CDER is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education for physicians, and is approved by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education.
June 22, 2002