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March 4, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the hardship application deadline for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to July 1, 2016. Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access...
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the hardship application deadline for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to July 1, 2016. Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access...
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2016
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell announced a commitment made by companies that provide 90 percent of nation’s electronic health records (EHRs) used in hospitals and the five largest private health...
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2016
Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) claims with dates-of-service or dates-of-discharge on or after April 1, 2013, will continue to incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payment until further notice. Claims for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics,...
Policy Snapshot
March 4, 2016
AMDA Board of Directors member, Public Policy Committee Chair, and Caring for the Ages Editor in Chief Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, was recently appointed to the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Palliative and End-of-Life Care Standing Committee for the...
Policy Snapshot
February 26, 2016
On February 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality...
Policy Snapshot
February 25, 2016
Many Medicare residents entering into a skilled nursing facility (SNF) are coming from the acute hospital setting. In order to receive the paid Medicare SNF benefit they must have received inpatient status for three consecutive days during their...
Policy Snapshot
February 24, 2016
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality measures...
Policy Snapshot
February 19, 2016
AMDA is proud to announce that it has joined the The Family Caregiver Platform Project. The project is a nonpartisan effort to include caregiving issues in the state party political platforms across the country. The group works to educate and...
Policy Snapshot
February 19, 2016
At AMDA’s upcoming Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, a number of AMDA policy leaders will spotlight how health care reform changes will impact the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) sector. At an all-day intensive session on Thursday, March...