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August 6, 2021
On July 29, Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Reps. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Ann Kuster (D-NH) reintroduced companion versions of the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of...
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July 30, 2021
Last week, the Society released an updated position statement on Appropriate Staffing Standards In Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. This expands on a previous statement (A00 and H02) to encourage a systems-approach to establishing appropriate staffing...
Policy Snapshot
July 30, 2021
On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule updating Medicare payment policies and rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) under the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. In...
Policy Snapshot
July 30, 2021
On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule updating Medicare payment policies and rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) under the SNF Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. In...
Policy Snapshot
July 30, 2021
Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed S&C 17-37-NH, Revision of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Policies and CMP Analytic Tool. In the rescinded guidance, CMS had instructed regional offices to impose civil...
Policy Snapshot
July 30, 2021
Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed S&C 17-37-NH, Revision of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Policies and CMP Analytic Tool. In the rescinded guidance, CMS had instructed regional offices to impose civil...
Policy Snapshot
July 30, 2021
An Office of Inspector General report found that Medicare made improper Part B payments for services that were also included in the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) consolidated billing requirements. Review these resources to bill correctly: Ambulance...
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July 23, 2021
The House of Representatives is set to consider seven appropriations bills: Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water...
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July 23, 2021
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to...
Policy Snapshot
July 23, 2021
Last month, the FDA released an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for tocilizumab, a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody product. CMS created new HCPCS codes, effective June 24, for tocilizumab and to administer it in the inpatient setting. Q0249: Long...