The federal Department of Health and Human Services published a regulation in the Federal Register today that would permanently rescind the policy. You can view the proposed new regulation at this link.
If you would are concerned about the proposed rule or the previous rule, please file a comment The deadline for comments is 5:00 pm on June 1, 2009. Comments should refer to file code CMS–2287–P. Faxed comments will not be accepted. You may comment by Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. You may also comment by regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–2287–P2, P.O. Box 8010, Baltimore, MD 21244–8010. Also you may comment by express or overnight mail at the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–2287–P2, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850.