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August 25, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds the Medicare community of the Jimmo Settlement Agreement (January 2013), which clarified that the Medicare program covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under Medicare’s skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy benefits when a beneficiary...

August 25, 2017

This week, the Society submitted a response to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued earlier this summer. The rule, which addressed both the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...

Quality Improvement Award One project that supports a quality improvement project will be selected for this $5,000 award. This program is designed to encourage the development of innovative projects that will help to make a distinct impact on the...
August 18, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions...

August 18, 2017

According to the 2015 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) Report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the denial rate for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) increased from 6.9% in 2014 to 11% in 2015 due to missing or incomplete certification/recertification. CMS reminded that a statement must contain need for...

August 18, 2017

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s (Innovation Center) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34. In addition, CMS proposes to allow CJR...