Author "Rebecca Johnson"

By Rebecca Johnson
Jan 8th, 2021
Does new ‘lost revenues’ clarification help or hurt agencies? On Dec. 16, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it added $4.5 billion to the Provider Relief Fund’s (PRF) phase 3 distribution to mitigate the impact of ...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Nov 6th, 2020
About $150 million less will make it into home health than proposed. The scores of comments on the Home Health final rule for 2021 fell mostly on deaf ears. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has changed almost nothing from the 2021 pro...
By Rebecca Johnson
Oct 14th, 2020
Billions more available to beleaguered providers. Add-on payments are available for healthcare providers “on the frontlines” of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Oct. 1 an additional $20 b...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Sep 14th, 2020
New website is tailored to mobile devices. COVID-19 may have delayed the revamp of Medicare’s Compare web tools, but it didn’t scuttle the effort altogether. The Medicare Care Compare website, which rolls up its eight separate Compare websites, includ...
By Rebecca Johnson
In CMS
Aug 20th, 2020
CMS “will resume routine inspections of all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers...