The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule on reporting requirements for certain healthcare facilities. The requirements come directly from § 6101 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which amended § 1124 of the Social Security Act (SSA). While Congress passed the ACA in 2010, CMS has only now finalized the reporting requirements.
The new requirements will take effect on January 16, 2024. Reporting occurs on the Form CMS 855A Medicare Enrollment Application for institutional providers or the applicable state Medicaid application. This article provides an overview of the reporting requirements, who is required to make reports, the information they must provide and when they must provide it.