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May 28, 2021
Beginning June 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will accept Notices of Intent to Apply (NOIAs) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program January 1, 2022, start date. Visit the Application Types & Timeline and Application...
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May 28, 2021
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure was sworn in last week as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) following a bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She is former policy official who played a key role in the Affordable...
Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE) on clinicians across the country and continues to offer flexibilities to provide relief where possible. Under § 414...
Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
Two articles were recently published highlighting a study conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine that was sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Physicians Foundation. Researchers conducted 30 in-depth, semi-structured interviews...
Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
Do you have a patient with a cognitive impairment? Medicare covers a separate visit for a cognitive assessment so you can more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning. Three Things You Need to Know: If your patient shows...
Policy Snapshot
May 21, 2021
A new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) provides a detailed look at the official U.S. health care spending estimates through 2019 using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It also presents preliminary...
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May 14, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule requiring long-term care (LTC) facilities, and residential facilities serving clients with intellectual disabilities, to educate and offer the COVID-19 vaccine to...
Policy Snapshot
May 14, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how states can receive enhanced funding, provided through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), to increase access to home and community-based services (HCBS...
Policy Snapshot
May 14, 2021
This web-based training series from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides an overview of general and key clinical considerations for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments in the Skilled Nursing Facility (...
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May 7, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2022 reporting period for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs), and the 2022 performance...