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January 20, 2017

A data brief released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week, noted dramatic reductions in avoidable hospitalizations over the last several years. CMS along with the help from the Affordable Care Act, and working with other federal government agencies, states, patient organizations, and others began to identify and...

January 13, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracted with RTI International and Abt Associates to develop and implement two Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences (TOH) quality measures for skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility, long-term care hospital, and home health agency settings. The TOH...

January 6, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released guidance on how regulatory requirements can be met by settings providing HCBS to individuals with such behavior, and concludes with describing some options for HCBS stakeholder education and consideration. View the FAQs...

January 6, 2017

On December 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment models that continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. This announcement finalizes new policies that:

  • Improve cardiac care: Three new payment models will support
  • ...
Recorded December 14, 2016 Speakers: Rod Baird, MS; Alex Bardakh, MPP; Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Marjorie Kanof, MD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule outlining the requirements of the new Quality...
Recorded November 30, 2016 Speaker: Robin Jump, MD, PhD Regulatory changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission require that nursing homes have an antimicrobial stewardship program. This webinar will...
December 16, 2016

Enacted August 6, 2015, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to provide notification to individuals receiving observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours explaining the status of the individual as an outpatient, not an...

December 9, 2016

Information on the upcoming meetings, the resolutions process, and checklists to help are available on the Society’s House of Delegates website at www.paltc.org/hod.

Need to register delegates? Visit the HoD site as well and click on “Register Delegates” to do so online.

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