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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 finalizes new Medicare and Medicaid home health care rules, beneficiary protections

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday finalized rules governing home health agencies aimed at improving the quality of health care...
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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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Interpretive guidelines issued for emergency preparedness rules

The final rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was published on Sept. 16, 2016. This rule affects all 17 provider and supplier types eligible for participation in Medicare.
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Requirements of Participation (RoPs) Interpretive Guidelines for nursing facilities released

On June 30, CMS issued Survey and Certification memo 17-36-NH, releasing the revision to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP for Phase 2...
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House committee advances nursing bed sale/transfer bill

A bill that would allow nursing facilities to transfer or sell nursing bed capacity was advanced by the House Health and Human Services Committee...
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CMS delays implementation of HCBS settings final rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a letter announcing a delay in the implementation for the HCBS rule standards, extending the deadline to March 17, 2022. We have been working with LeadingAge to advocate for the delay since the rule was released.
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Committee advances bill to authorize 50-bed nursing home in Eagle Butte

A bill authorizing the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte has passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday...
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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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NAB offering online preceptor training to develop future leaders in long-term care

The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) in partnership with the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is offering online...