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October 14, 2022
The next Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Programs Bi-Monthly Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 18, from 1:00–2:00 PM ET . During this webinar, attendees will learn important updates relevant to CMS’ Quality...
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October 14, 2022
On October 13, 2022, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra officially extended the public health emergency (PHE) for another 90 days to January 11, 2023. The PHE was first declared in January 2020 and has been renewed every 90...
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October 7, 2022
As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) ongoing work to improve access to care, reduce clinician burden, and support interoperability throughout the health sector, the agency has released a Request for Information (RFI)...
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October 7, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Make Your Voice Heard Request for Information (RFI) to get your input. It wants to: Understand your experience, including factors which affect provider wellness Learn about...
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October 7, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rejected requests to extend its waiver allowing nursing homes to employ temporary nurse aides (TNA) for more than four months without certified nursing aid training. CMS announced the...
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October 1, 2022
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), made additional information publicly available that provides more data about the ownership of all Medicare-certified...
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October 1, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines in 2022: October MIPS eligibility for the 2022 performance year will be...
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September 25, 2022
Last week, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis convened a hearing, Examining Long-Term Care in America: The Impact of the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes . Witnesses included nursing home experts, advocates, and frontline workers;...
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September 23, 2022
Last week the Society—along with the American Medical Association and over 100 national and state medical societies—joined together in writing a letter urging congressional leaders to stabilize the Medicare physician payment system. In 2023,...
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September 23, 2022
On September 14, 2022, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report, COVID-19 in Nursing Homes: CMS Needs to Continue to Strengthen Oversight of Infection Prevention and Control. The report recommends that CMS strengthen...