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May 6, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE) continued to have on clinicians and the services they provided in the 2021 performance period. Due to COVID-19’s...
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May 6, 2022
Review your preview report by May 30 before the July refresh. View the April refresh of Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program data on the Care Compare webpage and in the Provider Data Catalog . To learn more, visit the Updates section...
Policy Snapshot
May 6, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2023 reporting/performance period for the Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Hospital...
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April 29, 2022
On April 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its intention to end the use of some 1,135 pandemic waivers that allowed physician visits to the nursing home to be conducted via telehealth. Amid some confusion from...
Policy Snapshot
April 29, 2022
A recent report from the Seniorly Resource Center breaks down long-term care facility staffing shortages by state and notes that an average of about one-quarter of long-term care facilities have reported shortages in nursing staff so far in 2022, an...
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April 29, 2022
As finalized in the Calendar Year 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing the 3-point scoring floor in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for quality measures that can...
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April 22, 2022
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acted to promote competition and transparency in our nation’s health- care system that can improve the safety and quality of nursing homes and hospitals. The Centers for Medicare &...
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April 22, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a Quality Payment Program (QPP) webinar this Tuesday, April 26, from 1:00–2:30 PM ET. This presentation will provide an overview of the requirements for the Merit-based Incentive...
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April 22, 2022
This webinar will be held this Thursday, April 28, from 1:00–2:30 PM ET. During the session, the Office of Minority Health will discuss: How CMS is operationalizing health equity across all relevant programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, the...
Policy Snapshot
April 15, 2022
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rule for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023). The proposed rule decreases payments under Medicare Part A...