Rural health care

CMS officials meet with SDAHO, member facilities on rural health care

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Insurance Specialist Ceilly Robl and Associate Regional Administrator John Hannigan met with SDAHO leadership at the...
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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...
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CMS Awarded New Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its new Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors. Three contractors will perform post-payment review of Part A and...
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CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit planned for Oct. 19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning a CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit on Oct. 19 at its headquarters in Baltimore....
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Trump nominates HHS secretary, CMS administrator

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and...
Affordable Care Act

State lists of 15 most common languages made available for ACA Section 1557 compliance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Civil Rights has posted new FAQs for compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable...
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CMS releases final rule for CY 2017 OPPS/ASC payment systems

On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2017 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center (OPPS/ASC) final...
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CMS creates toolkit for Medicaid provider enrollment requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the Medicaid Provider Enrollment Requirements (MPE) Toolkit to update providers enrolling or re-enrolling in...
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CDC: Two quarters of CDI data calculated with incorrect risk-adjustment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that two quarters of Clostridium difficile...

Webinar offered on final MACRA rule

SDAHO is offering an educational webinar on the final MACRA rule. "The MACRA Final Rule: Evaluating the Impact and Opportunities for Critical Access Hospitals," planned...