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CMS Standard Posting Requirements

Guidance for CMS standard posting requirements.


Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: February 19, 2020

In general, comments received before the close of the comment period are posted for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment.  We post comments received before the close of the comment period on the following Web site as soon as possible after they have been received:

CMS plans to modify the policy and the notice to make it clear that CMS will not post on public comments that make threats to individuals or institutions or suggest that the commenter will take actions to harm an individual. CMS continues to encourage individuals not to submit duplicative comments. We will post acceptable comments from multiple unique commenters even if the content is identical or nearly identical to other comments.

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