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November 19, 2021
CMS is continuing to promote health and safety and address the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency on nursing home residents and their families by issuing memos that revise guidance for nursing home visitation and address the backlog of...
Policy Snapshot
November 12, 2021
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
November 12, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all clinicians across the United States and territories, and CMS recognizes that not everyone may have been able to submit an Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) Exception Application for...
Policy Snapshot
November 5, 2021
Last week, 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 finalizes...
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October 29, 2021
Last week, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its OIG’s Top Unimplemented Recommendations: Solutions to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in HHS Programs annual report. This year’s report focused on the top 25 unimplemented recommendations...
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October 29, 2021
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration, released the HHS Health Workforce Strategic Plan . This plan, required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (...
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October 22, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a revised memo on the use of fire safety evaluation systems (FSES) and fire safety requirements. The revised memo will now extend the amount of time facilities have to...
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October 22, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new and modified place of service codes for telehealth. New POS code 10-Telehealth Provided in Patient’s Home: The location where health services and health-related services...
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October 22, 2021
On Wednesday, October 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar that detailed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) strategy moving forward. In conjunction with the webinar, CMMI released a white...
Policy Snapshot
October 15, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources to the QPP Resource Library : Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Performance Year (PY) 2020 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback...