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Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’

Calls to Count Observation Stay Toward CMS’s Medicare Three-Day Rule

Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson and NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to use the Agency’s authority to count time spent under “observation status” in a hospital toward satisfying the…

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Senate Aging Committee Seeks Comments on Preventing Falls

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate  Special Committee on Aging, requests staff of Meadowbrook Care Center, New Jersey’s aging network and state officials overseeing the programs and delivery of services to the Garden State’s aging population, to provide recommendations to reduce senior’s risk of…

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Compare Website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has modified its Nursing Home Compare website and facility Star Ratings.  The internet tool was created to help consumers, their families and caregivers to easily compare nursing homes and to identify areas they may want to ask about when looking for nursing home care.  CMS says that the…

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