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July 15, 2022
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and her leadership team will provide an update on CMS’ recent accomplishments and how the agency’s cross-cutting initiatives are advancing CMS’ Strategic Plan...
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July 15, 2022
On July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a prototype for a unified post-acute care (PAC) prospective payment system in a Report to Congress , required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT)...
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July 15, 2022
With the July 2022 Care Compare refresh, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System to include weekend staffing and staff turnover measures. More Information: Fact sheet Nursing...
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July 15, 2022
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for PAXLOVID (nirmatrelvir co-packaged with ritonavir) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric patients at high risk for...
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July 15, 2022
The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC)...
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July 8, 2022
On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the 2023 Medicare physician payment schedule. While members of the Society’s staff analyze and develop a summary of the 2,000+-page proposal, we...
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July 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued updates to guidance on minimum health and safety standards that Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. CMS also updated and developed new...
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June 24, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the Final Score Preview period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Authorized representatives of practices, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model (APM)...
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June 17, 2022
During this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates meeting, held in Chicago June 10-15, the Society introduced several resolutions for consideration. The Society introduced a resolution , Public Listing of Medical Directors for...
Policy Snapshot
June 17, 2022
The Society recently submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the Fiscal Year 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule called for an approximately $320...