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September 24, 2021
Tell your representative to join their colleagues in stopping a confluence of payment cuts to Medicare. In what amounts to a “perfect storm” of payment reductions going into effect in 2022, several Medicare spending cuts will result in a combined 9...
Policy Snapshot
September 24, 2021
Tell your representative to join their colleagues in stopping a confluence of payment cuts to Medicare. In what amounts to a “perfect storm” of payment reductions going into effect in 2022, several Medicare spending cuts will result in a combined 9...
Policy Snapshot
September 17, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Programs Bi-Monthly Forum will be held on Tuesday, September 28, from 1:30–2:30 PM ET . During this webinar, attendees will learn important updates relevant to CMS’ Quality Measurement...
Policy Snapshot
September 17, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a $2.1 billion investment to improve infection prevention and control activities across the U.S. public health and health-care sectors. The CDC is investing the American...
Policy Snapshot
September 10, 2021
The federal government announced last week that it will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant. Facilities...
Policy Snapshot
September 10, 2021
CMS updated its MLN matters on Medicare FFS response to the public health emergency (PHE) to add more information about the SNF waivers. Skilled nursing facilities: Read the reminder about qualifying hospital stays and benefit period waivers ...
Policy Snapshot
September 3, 2021
Last week, the Society joined other post-acute and long-term care providers in writing a letter to the U.S. Department of State regarding the Immigrant Visa Prioritization update that was issued on April 30, 2021. The guidance issued places for...
Policy Snapshot
September 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to the Medicare Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files with data from 2019. These data files summarize the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and...
Policy Snapshot
September 3, 2021
CMS Updates Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files with 2019 Data The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to the Medicare Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files with data from 2019. These data...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2021
The Society recently submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) public rule soliciting feedback on making the ETS a permanent standard. The ETS...