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November 19, 2020
In early September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Care Compare on Medicare.gov, which streamlines its eight original health care compare tools. These original compare tools will retire on December 1, ending this...
Policy Snapshot
November 19, 2020
On November 16, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an estimated $15 billion decline in improper Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payments since 2016. The Medicare FFS estimated improper payment rate decreased to 6.27...
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November 19, 2020
In response to the hardships experienced by clinicians due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians to apply for an exemption for one...
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November 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that as of November 10, 2020, Medicare beneficiaries are receiving coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 with no cost-sharing during the Public Health Emergency (PHE)...
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November 12, 2020
An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report found that Medicare improperly paid for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) services when patients didn’t meet the Medicare 3-Day inpatient hospital stay requirement. Review the Skilled Nursing Facility 3-Day...
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November 12, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new MLN Matters Article MM11992 on Updates to Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Claims. Learn about a claims processing instruction update.
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2020
The October refresh of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting data is available. Visit the Nursing Home Compare website, Care Compare website, and Provider Data Catalog to view the data. For more information: SNF Quality Public Reporting...
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November 6, 2020
Flu shots are free for your Medicare patients if you accept assignment. Medicare Part B covers one flu shot per flu season and additional flu shots if medically necessary. Every patient visit is an opportunity to promote the flu shot. The Centers...
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November 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a video tutorial for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program on the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM © ) cognitive assessment. Learn about: Standardized data...
Policy Snapshot
November 6, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a video tutorial for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program on the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) cognitive assessment. Learn about: Standardized data...