The Department of Health and Human Services has sent to the Office of Management and Budget two final rules--covering Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors programs and Medicaid adjustments to payment for services related to health care-acquired conditions--which are mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

There is no set timetable for OMB review and approval, which is one of the last steps before publication of rules in the Federal Register. Some rules recently under review were pushed out within weeks while others have been stuck for nearly a year. The final rules follow publication of proposed rules last December.

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