CMS Posts 2014 PEN Fee Schedule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2014 Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Items and Services (PEN) Fee Schedule. The revised fee schedule amounts become effective on January 1, 2014. The schedule and associated files are available here.
Comment Period on Draft Guidance for Industry on Medical Foods is Now Closed
On Friday, November 15, the FDA published a notice announcing an extension of the comment period on the Draft Guidance for Industry on Frequently Aseked Questions About Medical Foods; Second Edition to December 16, 2013, in response to stakeholder’s requests for an extension. The comment period expired on December 16, 2013 and a number of comments were received. The draft guidance, when finalized, will update some responses to questions that appeared in earlier versions of the guidance and add new questions and responses regarding the definition, labeling, and availability of medical foods. You may view the comments here (FDA Docket No. FDA-2013-D-0880; Document No. 2013-19532).