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December 23, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the year six report on the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration project. Here are the key takeaways: The results of the evaluation of the demonstration’s first six years provide no...
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December 23, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address the questions that it has been receiving regarding visitation in nursing homes. This additional information is helpful to...
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December 17, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an update to the 2022 CMS Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Category III Implementation Guide (IG) and Sample Files . The 2022 CMS QRDA III IG outlines requirements...
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December 17, 2021
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 1 portal has been reopened from 9:00 AM ET on December 13, 2021, through 11:59 PM ET on December 20, 2021. During this time, PRF recipients may register, request corrections, and/or submit their report...
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December 11, 2021
Last week, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, S.610—the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act—averting 4-5% cuts to Medicare payments for nursing home visits. The bill extends the 2% Medicare sequester...
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December 9, 2021
Last week, the Society joined other long-term care associations in urging the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to find resolutions for long delays in processing Employment Authorization Document (...
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December 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 PM ET to provide an overview of MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) development for the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program...
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December 3, 2021
Medicare covers skilled nursing care and skilled therapy services under skilled nursing facility, home health, and outpatient therapy benefits when a beneficiary needs skilled care to maintain function or to prevent or slow decline, as long as: The...
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December 3, 2021
During National Influenza Vaccination Week , remind your patients that there’s still time to get the flu shot. Adults with certain other chronic health conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes are at higher risk of developing potentially...
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November 19, 2021
On November 3, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues. The rule...