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September 25, 2020
In a blog post in the Sun Sentinel , CMS Administrator Seema Verma indicated that nursing facilities could face fines for not allowing visitation without good health care reasons. Verma indicated that the agency “expects all nursing homes to provide...
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September 18, 2020
Last week the independent nursing home commission established by an executive order from President Trump back in May and convened by the MITRE Corporation released its findings. The Commission called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
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September 18, 2020
Topic: Live Q&A: CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 (and twice a month through January 2021) Time: 4–5 PM ET Registration Link This live Q&A series is open to clinical...
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September 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks input on a draft measure for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program: Healthcare-Associated Infections Requiring Hospitalizations . Visit the Public Comments webpage...
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September 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has kicked off its 2020-2021 flu season campaign with new resources to encourage people with Medicare or other CMS health care programs to get their flu shot. CMS encourages national and...
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September 11, 2020
On Tuesday, September 8, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Secretary Robert Redfield, MD, held a joint open call with nursing home representatives to...
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September 11, 2020
COVID-19 public reporting tip sheets are available for home health , hospice , inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) , long-term care hospital (LTCH) , and skilled nursing facility (SNF) . These tip sheets explain: The strategy for Centers for...
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September 3, 2020
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tuesday, September 22 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM ET Register for Medicare Learning Network events. During this call, learn about the unique challenges facing...
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September 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare , a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS health care compare tools available on Medicare.gov – including Nursing Home Compare. Care Compare provides a single...
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September 3, 2020
There were several important telehealth proposals for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) included in the release of the CY2021 Physician Fee Scheduled Proposed Rule earlier this month. The proposals aim to build on the momentum from waivers for...