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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 14, 2022
Last week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a Health Care Capsule report summarizing its extensive work on nursing homes, including assessments of the quality of care, COVID-19 response, consumer information concerns, and...
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January 14, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the Nursing Home Resource Center with two new informational products. As of January 6, CMS updated the Nursing Home Visitation FAQs to give additional guidance about visitation during...
Policy Snapshot
January 14, 2022
Following the recent statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel about therapies for the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created HCPCS code J0248 for...