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May 7, 2021
The CDC is updating and simplifying the National Healthcare Safety Network ( NHSN ) modules on weekly reporting of COVID-19 vaccination data for LTC facility residents and healthcare personnel. To review these updates to the NHSN Weekly COVID-19...
Policy Snapshot
May 7, 2021
This site includes an interactive map that shows various data points, including county test positivity and total new cases per 100K: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view . Users should scroll over to see the full table, but moderate...
Policy Snapshot
April 30, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released revised guidance on nursing home visitation and long-term care facility testing requirements. For communal activities and dining, the new guidance states that “residents who...
Policy Snapshot
April 30, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00–3:30 PM ET to provide an overview of the quality and cost performance category requirements for the 2021 performance year of the Merit-...
Policy Snapshot
April 23, 2021
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Call for Nominations for organizations and individual subject matter experts is open. The MAP is a public-private partnership convened by NQF to provide input to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
Policy Snapshot
April 23, 2021
In late April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue a Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Part B claims for chronic care management. Use the data-driven tables to compare your billing and payment patterns with peers in...
Policy Snapshot
April 23, 2021
CMS revised the Medicare Learning Network Medicare Wellness Visits educational tool. Learn about: Annual wellness visit Initial preventive physical examination FAQs and resources Many Society members have reported billing the Annual Wellness Visit...
Policy Snapshot
April 23, 2021
On April 16, the FDA revoked the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for bamlanivimab, when administered alone , due to a sustained increase in COVID-19 viral variants in the *United States that are resistant to this antibody therapy. The FDA...
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April 16, 2021
Last week the Society, along with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other national medical groups, asked CMS to immediately release 2018, 2019, and 2020 Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) benchmarks. The groups also urged CMS to...
Policy Snapshot
April 16, 2021
Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call on Wednesday April 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST. Register in advance for this Zoom Call : During...