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Emergency preparedness final rule intended to increase patient safety

On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the long-awaited final rule on emergency preparedness, intended to establish...
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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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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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CMS releases SNF 2018 proposed payment rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual updates to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) SNF payment rates and policies.
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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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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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FFY 2017 Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program analysis available

SDAHO has completed its analysis of the FFY 2017 Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, which is intended to provide members with a preview of the...
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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...