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Education: New CMS Requirements for Nursing Homes

Requirements for Participation The “Nuts and Bolts” of the New CMS Requirements for Nursing Homes Conference Overview: The CMS RoP went into effect last November....

CMS finalizes payment and quality rules for post-acute providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued three final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and...

Final rule released for FY2018 Medicare inpatient payments (IPPS)

On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)...

FY 2018 LTCH PPS Medicare fee-for-service final rule released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term acute-care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment...

Inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) payment update issued for FY 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice updating the Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) for...

CMS Director of the Office of Minority Health to Speak at...

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

Requirements for Participation: New CMS Requirements for Nursing Homes

Requirements for Participation The “Nuts and Bolts” of the New CMS Requirements for Nursing Homes Arrowwood Cedar Shore 1500 Shoreline Drive Oacoma/Chamberlain, South Dakota Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:30 a.m....

CMS issues final rule to delay home health conditions of participation...

CMS issued a final rule to delay the effective date for the new home health conditions of participation. The original effective date was July 13, 2017. Under pressure from providers and other interested parties, including SDAHO, CMS is delaying the effective date for an additional six months until Jan. 13, 2018.

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...

Comments sought related to MACRA proposed rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is seeking comment related to the recently released Proposed Rule for CY 2018 Updates to the Quality...