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CMS issues CY 2017 final rule for home health PPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the calendar year 2017 final rule for the home health prospective payment system (PPS). The...

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 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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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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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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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...
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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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SDAHO SNF VBP analysis available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Analysis is intended to provide member SNFs with a preview of the federal fiscal year (FFY)...
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Requirements for review of access to care for Medicaid recipients formalized

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has formalized the requirements for review of access to care for Medicaid recipients. The new requirements...
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CMS delays CJR, bundled payments until Jan. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the start date to Jan. 1 for the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, the new bundled payment program for heart attack and cardiac bypass surgery services and the new cardiac rehabilitation incentive program.