New Guidance for Nursing Home Visitation

On Thursday, September 17 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new visitation guidance for nursing homes....

Skilled Nursing Facility Healthcare-Associated Infections Measure

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Acumen to develop a claims-based quality measure of...

CMS Receives Final Coronavirus Commission Report on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received the final report from the independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety...

CMS Seeks Comment on SNF Healthcare-Associated Infections Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) is seeking input...
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CMS issues Bulletin on Medicaid Reimbursement for Strategies to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an informational bulletin to states regarding flexibilities available to enhance...

Creating an Effective Hospice Plan of Care

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Learning Network (MLN) has published a Fact Sheet on Creating...

CMS releases Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements

On August 25 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule related to additional...

LeadingAge Offers Free QuickCast on Advance Care Planning

Do your loved ones understand your wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself?  Advance care plans can...

Hospice National Data Set Survey

The National Data Set (NDS) represents a comprehensive compilation of often hard to find and timely data points on...

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Providers have until August 30, 2020...

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