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Senate Special Committee on Aging holds hearing on disaster preparedness

In the wake of nursing home resident deaths following Hurricane Irma and pictures of Houston-area assisted living residents who were photographed sitting in waist-deep...

MACRA episode-based cost measures field testing project

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, are conducting a field test for eight episode-based cost measures before...

New Medicare cards are coming!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon be issuing every Medicare beneficiary a new Medicare card. The new card will not include...

CMS will hold on updating hospital quality star ratings in October

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week announced it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare...

CMS issues revised S-10 reporting instructions

CMS issued new and revised instructions for charity care and bad debt data reported by hospitals on worksheet S-10 of the Medicare Cost Report....

CMS seeks comments on new direction for CMMI

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a request for information seeking stakeholder input on potential new models that could be...

SD congressional letter requests CMS remove proposed cuts to 340B program

The South Dakota congressional delegation joined together in requesting the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove proposed cuts to the 340B...

CMS to host forum on IMPACT Act and care coordination

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a special open door forum on September 28 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) to provide...

CMS survey guidance on definition of hospital

On September 6, CMS issued a Survey & Certification Memo to state survey agency directors to clarify guidance under Appendix A of the State...

CMS issues training on emergency preparedness rule

CMS recently released an online training course for state survey agencies regarding emergency preparedness rule and enforcement. The course was designed to help general...