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Policy Snapshot
February 4, 2022
Read the Health Care Worker Vaccination Rule letter that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued to health care facility administrators.
Policy Snapshot
February 4, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual update to the CMS Program Statistics with data for calendar year 2020. The statistics present a detailed summary on Medicare populations, utilization, and payments...
Policy Snapshot
February 4, 2022
This report's findings showcase how health-care plans, as well as insurance companies, are not factoring in the mental health and the possibility of substance-use disorders for patients during a pandemic. The report outlines the efforts that the...
Policy Snapshot
February 4, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to provide relief where possible to clinicians responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). CMS is applying the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) automatic...
Policy Snapshot
January 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the preliminary participation data for the 2020 Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS released an infographic that summarized their findings. During the pandemic many clinicians had...
Policy Snapshot
January 28, 2022
In what is hailed as a big win in court for Medicare beneficiaries, last week the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court and ruled that Medicare beneficiaries whose status in the hospital is changed from inpatient to outpatient have the right...
Policy Snapshot
January 28, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began posting, for the first time ever, staff turnover rates and weekend staff levels for nursing homes on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website . CMS calculates staff turnover as the...
Policy Snapshot
January 21, 2022
The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes has released its Antipsychotic Medicare Use and Data report for the second quarter of 2021. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the...
Policy Snapshot
January 21, 2022
The American Medical Association (AMA) is hosting a webinar this Thursday, January 27, at 12:00 PM ET exploring strategies for addressing clinician well-being in the wake of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant . The webinar, Reconsidering Priorities...
Policy Snapshot
January 14, 2022
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for health-care workers may proceed. The CMS rule requires that all health-care personnel that enter a care setting or...