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August 4, 2017

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

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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 4, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities and hospice. The final rules are effective for fiscal year (FY) 2018 and reflect a broader Administration strategy to streamline administrative requirements for providers; support the patient-doctor...

August 4, 2017

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released information about the hardship exemption process for the Advancing Care Information Category of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-Incentive Base Payment System (MIPS). To apply you need to visit the...

July 28, 2017

In an advocacy victory for the Society, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to add physician participation in the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in the nursing home to the list of approved Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) approved...

July 28, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a data tool that features interactive maps for market saturation and utilization of several health care services, including skilled nursing facilities, hospices and long-term care hospitals, at the national, state and county level.

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July 28, 2017

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes released their latest update on Antipsychotic Medicare Use Data. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic...

July 28, 2017

On July 21, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that updates payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after...

July 28, 2017

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Recorded July 19, 2017 Speakers: Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Bob Zorowitz, MD, CMD; Alva "Buzz" Baker, MD, CMD Description: This webinar will provide updates to billing codes, including Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Complex CCM, that have...