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2017 Medicare HH PPS Final Rule Analysis available

The calendar year (CY) 2017 Medicare Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule Analysis is intended to show HH members how Medicare...
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CMS posts Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted an updated version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which all Hospitals and...
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CMS publishes proposed rule on pass-through provider payments under Medicaid managed care contracts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a proposed rule that would limit states’ ability to increase or create new pass-through...
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CMS issues proposed rule on Medicaid DSH payments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) published a proposed rule on Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment regarding the treatment of third party...
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Medicare IPF PPS Final Rule FFY2017

On Aug. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two regulations that will update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) payment rates and...
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Nursing home administrators asked to complete Medicaid payment methodologies survey

The Legislative Summer Study Committee reviewing Medicaid payment methodologies is asking that the South Dakota Department of Social Services (SD DSS) analyze changes to...

2017 Annual SDAHO Compensation and Benefits Survey

In just a couple of weeks, the 2017 Annual SDAHO Compensation and Benefits Survey collection process begins, and we wanted to notify you of...
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Proposed Payment Rule: Medicare Advancing Care Coordination through EPM

On July 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed payment rule for the Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment...
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CMS publishes proposed AMI/CABG, CJR rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a proposed rule to create a new mandatory bundled payment model for acute myocardial...
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South Dakota receives Medicaid RAC exemption approval

CMS has approved South Dakota’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-001, granting South Dakota another 3-year exemption from federal requirements to establish a Recovery Audit...