claims will continue to be paid despite the government shutdown, the American
Medical Association says.
An AMA advisory said
other Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) activities, "including
health care fraud and abuse control, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid
Innovation, and activities related to implementation of the Affordable Care
Act, will continue. States will continue to receive funding for Medicaid
and the Children's Health Insurance Program."
says a Department of Health and Human Services staffing contingency plan shows
that government operations "authorized by law, including those that do not
rely on annual appropriations, and those that involve the safety of human life
and protection of property will largely be unaffected."
continuing during the shutdown, AMA says, include discretionary funding for
health care fraud and abuse strike force teams; the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention seasonal influenza program; payments under the Children's
Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; Food and Drug
Administration food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities; and recertification
and initial surveys for Medicare and Medicaid providers.
Action, Oct. 1, 2013