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March 24, 2017

This week, the House of Representatives plans on voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation which would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The path to passage, however, has been met with challenges after President Trump was unable to make a deal with the House Freedom Caucus. The Caucus was hoping to have items...

March 10, 2017

This week, the House Republicans introduced their legislation to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The bill, the...

March 10, 2017

Several Society members who have been participating in The Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents, that was launched in 2012 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), are encouraged by a recent report...

March 3, 2017

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S.178). The goal of S.178 is to minimize elder abuse and exploitation, and to establish an infrastructure within the...

March 3, 2017

This week the Senate Finance Committee is voting on approving Seema Verma to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The committee’s initial vote on Wednesday was a tie and a later vote did not count because it included proxy votes which do not count under committee rules. A final vote was expected Thursday and it appears...

March 3, 2017

A revised Transitional Care Management Services Fact Sheet is available. Learn about:

  • Health care professionals furnishing these services and supervision
  • Services settings
  • ...
February 24, 2017

The Trump Administration took action to freeze regulations released by federal agencies through a memo issued by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on January 20, 2017. The memo states that agencies cannot release any new regulations or guidance documents, must pull back any regulations or guidance under review by the Office of the Federal Register...

February 24, 2017

A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) MLN Matters Article on Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Instructions is now available. The article gives instructions on how to use the...