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August 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a national nursing home training program for frontline nursing home staff and nursing home management. The training is designed to equip both frontline caregivers and their...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced sweeping regulatory changes that require nursing homes to test staff and offer COVID-19 testing to residents for. Laboratories and nursing homes using point-of-care testing devices...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2020
Ninety three bipartisan members of the House of Representatives have called on House leadership to protect patients and medical professionals by waiving pending rate cuts to Medicare and Medicaid services. The letter also urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2020
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports are available. Review your performance data on quality measures today (August 30), prior to public display on the Nursing Home Compare website in October. Corrections to the underlying data are...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published on its website a new resource outlining various state actions around COVID19. Learn from creative plans implemented by state governments and other entities in the Toolkit on State...
Policy Snapshot
August 27, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised MLN Matters Article MM11859 on Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Pricer Update FY 2021 (PDF) to include information about a 5% cap.
Policy Snapshot
August 20, 2020
Guidance outlines recommendations to state agencies on Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of survey activities On August 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will resume routine inspections of all Medicare...
Policy Snapshot
August 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now offering training in a new way: Pre-recorded sessions: They will post another training every Thursday at 4:00 PM ET through...
Policy Snapshot
August 13, 2020
One of the unpleasant surprises in the release of the CY2021 Physician Fee Scheduled Proposed Rule earlier this month was an included 8-10% cut to the SNF family of CPT codes. The cuts occurred due to a decrease in the conversion factor that is part...
Policy Snapshot
August 13, 2020
The Physician Compare preview period is open through August 20 at 8:00 PM ET. Preview your 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it appears on the Physician Compare website profile pages and in the downloadable database. Access...