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November 20, 2015
In discussions and comments received as part of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders highlighted the lack of research focusing on elder abuse as a major barrier to creating evidence-...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to develop a prototype prospective payment system (PPS) spanning the post-acute care (PAC) settings, using the...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule with comment for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To keep you informed of changes to the programs and how to...
Policy Snapshot
November 13, 2015
In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will apply a negative payment adjustment to individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, and group practices participating in the Physician...
Policy Snapshot
November 7, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules late last week detailing how the agency will pay for services provided to beneficiaries in Medicare by physicians and other health care professionals in 2016 "CMS is pleased...
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2015
This week, the Republican party elected Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. Representative Ryan previously served as the Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee which has jurisdiction over Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2015
Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. The data, when combined with census...
Policy Snapshot
October 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage...
Policy Snapshot
October 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, critical access hospitals, and home health...
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October 23, 2015
On October 14, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced more than $240 million – including about $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding – to support the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps...