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January 15, 2016
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging released their final report which summarizes the work of 2015 year as well as the feedback they have received in the course of carrying out the conference. In a year that marked the 50th anniversary of...
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January 8, 2016
On November 3, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), published in the Federal Register (80 Fed. Reg. 68126), proposed revisions to requirements for discharge planning for hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and Home...
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January 8, 2016
On December 18th, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released for comment the draft CMS Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP) . Section 102 of MACRA, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop and post on the...
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January 8, 2016
This tools allows users to search for individual claims and registry-based measure specifications based on search criteria provided. Click on a measure link to see detailed specifications. Please note that electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM)...
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December 18, 2015
It is likely that 2015 will be remembered as a crucial year of policy implementation that will set the stage for the future of health care delivery. It began early last January with an announcement from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary...
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December 18, 2015
Today, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) , a federal advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, transmitted a report to Congress on interoperability. The report reviews the technical,...
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December 11, 2015
To help eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
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December 11, 2015
Electronic submission of staffing data through the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) is required for long-term care facilities beginning July 1, 2016. To prepare, nursing homes should register to submit data to meet this requirement and maintain...
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December 4, 2015
On November 25, CMS shared the updated 2016 CMS Quality Strategy , which incorporates progress made in shifting Medicare payments from volume to value, including payment reform initiatives, as well as new requirements from the Improving Medicare...
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December 4, 2015
In response to feedback from stakeholders and partners of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, CMS is sharing the revised survey materials that were developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot and 2015...