The CMS will issue a rule requiring healthcare providers to develop discharge plans for all Medicare inpatients and certain outpatients.
The CMS will issue a final rule on 2017 cost and quality benchmarking for accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will issue a rule clarifying that employers offering wellness programs as part of their health plans may provide limited financial and other incentives in exchange for an employee’s spouse providing information about his or her current or past health status.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will finalize guidelines for physicians who prescribe opioid pain medications.
The FDA will release final guidelines on the naming of biosimilar products, including requiring unique nonproprietary names to ensure consumers can differentiate between products.