moratorium on physician investment in specialty hospitals
ended on June 8, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services immediately called a halt again.
the next six months, CMS regional offices and state survey
agencies won't process new specialty hospital enrollment
applications or issue any new provider agreements. Nor will
they authorize an initial survey for a specialty hospital
after June 8. During that six-month period, CMS will work
on reforming specialty hospital payments and Medicare enrollment
CMS' suspension doesn't apply to specialty hospitals that
submitted a Medicare enrollment application or requested
an Advisory Opinion from CMS on or before June 9.