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June 23, 2017

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Review and Correct reports are available on demand in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) application. Log into the CMS Network using your CMSNet user ID and password to access the “Welcome to the CMS...

June 23, 2017

The Society joined with 25 organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information within the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.

In Section VIII of the proposed rule, titled Request for Information on CMS Flexibilities and Efficiencies, CMS...

June 23, 2017

This week, the Senate Republicans released the draft text of their bill to scrap key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The repeal bill would also overhaul Medicaid and give states the ability to waive ACA insurance requirements. Highlights of the bill include:

  • Medicaid expansion will stay as is under the Affordable Care Act
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June 23, 2017

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program as required by the...

June 16, 2017

Groups planning to use the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Interface or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey to submit data for MIPS must register by June 30.

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June 16, 2017

Legionnaires’ disease kills 25% of those who are infected while getting treatment or residing in a health care facility. The bacterium Legionella can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ Disease (LD) in persons at risk. In Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigations, 33% of US LD outbreaks occur in health...