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August 4, 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...

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

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

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 14, 2017

The call will be held on Tuesday, July 25 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) experts will discuss the revised Interpretive Guidance (IG) for Nursing Homes and the new Survey Process effective November 28, 2017. Learn about the major components of Phase 2 implementation, changes to the survey process,...

July 14, 2017

This week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced, "The Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.” Work on health care reform still tops the list of issues to address. Earlier this month the Senate delayed voting on the...

July 14, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued their proposed rule that would update Medicare payment and policies for doctors and other clinicians who treat Medicare patients in CY 2018.

The Physician Fee Schedule is updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for...

July 7, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues a Survey and Certification (S&C) memo outlining changes to the Interpretive Guidance of the revised Requirements for Participation (located in Appendix PP of the State Operation Manual). The memo includes:

  • Revised Interpretive Guidance: In September 2016,
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July 7, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted new resources to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Visit the Resource...