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CMS seeking applications for Rural Community Hospital Demonstration extension

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging rural hospitals offering 24-hour emergency care services with fewer than 51 acute care inpatient beds to apply for the five-year extension of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration.

CMS revisiting guidance on “shared space” arrangements

In many South Dakota communities, hospitals have developed “shared space” arrangements with other providers, such as visiting specialists, to ensure access to care. These...

Final Rule Issued on Medicaid DSH Third-Party Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule that addresses how third-party payments are treated in calculating the hospital-specific...

Calls for regulatory relief are reaching HHS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a proposed rule to delay the effective date for the final rule on new...

State licensure office encouraging providers to check out CMS’s ‘Hand in...

The South Dakota Office of Licensure and Certification is encouraging nursing facilities and other health care providers to view and educate staff on the “Hand in Hand” training program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The six-part series includes training on the disease process, abuse and reporting abuse, communication, actions and reactions, abuse prevention and making a difference in the life of residents with dementia.

CMS merges content to main ICD-10 site

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has merged all up-to-date content from its Road to 10 website to its main ICD-10 site at cms.gov/ICD10.

CMS projects 5.6% annual national health expenditures growth through 2025

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says national health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.6 percent annually from 2016 through 2025, outpacing projected growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1.2 percentage points.

CMS awards $100M to help small practices implement Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded 11 organizations about $20 million for the first year of a five-year program to...

Home Health Conditions of Participation education scheduled for March 28

SDAHO will be hosting an education event at Cedar Shore Resort, Oacoma/Chamberlain, March 28, 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. to update home health professionals...

Manual instructions regarding MOON implementation available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that manual instructions regarding implementation of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) now are available...