Oct 10th, 2019
CMS moves to empower patients to be more active participants in the discharge planning process. A final rule revises and implements discharge planning requirements that hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies (HHAs) must meet as a condition of participation (CoP) in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These facilities have until Nov. 29, ...
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May 29th, 2019
The Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) recently got a boost from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule that modernizes the program to the “latest standards of in caring for PACE participants.” PACE Serves 45,000 PACE provides comprehensive medical and social services to certain frail, older folks who qualify ...
CMS clarifies immediate jeopardy, creates surveyor tool, and offers public online training. Revisions to the State Operations Manual (SOM 100-07), Appendix Q, are intended to help federal and state inspectors quickly identify violations of health and safety regulations. In a March 5 blog, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said new ...
HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1 in Las Vegas) is for everyone on the business side of healthcare, and provides cutting-edge education, networking, and other opportunities to attendees. Expert speakers, such as Office of Inspector General (OIG) Special Agent Tony Maffei, help make this a professional event you can’t miss. AAPC asked Maffei about his presentation, ...
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Oct 18th, 2018
The U.S. Government has stepped in to help with healthcare crisis in the wake of Hurricane Michael’s devastation. The death toll for Hurricane Michael is at least 29 people across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. Florida’s Bay County is where the Category 4 hurricane made landfall last week. Rescuers and k-9s are still searching beneath piles ...