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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...
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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...
Policy Snapshot
October 16, 2015
This week AMDA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Proposed Rule Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities . AMDA’s extensive comments showed an overall support of the intention of the...
Policy Snapshot
October 16, 2015
On October 7, CMS announced promising results of the first shared savings performance year for the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. In 2014, CPC practices showed positive quality results, with hospital readmissions lower than national...
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October 16, 2015
Affordable Care Act model designed to improve care for beneficiaries with kidney failure while reducing costs CMS announced the participants for the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care (CEC) Model, a new Accountable Care Organization (...
Policy Snapshot
October 16, 2015
To access a product available for order in a hard copy format, go to Medicare Learning Network Products , scroll down to the bottom of the web page to the “Related Links” section, and click on the “Medicare Learning Network Product Ordering Page.”...
Policy Snapshot
October 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health...
Policy Snapshot
October 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the 30-day preview period for the 2014 quality measures that will be reported on Physician Compare later this year. You can access the secured measures preview site now through the...