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CMS Moves to Assist Providers to Combat COVID-19 Virus

With the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quickly moves to protect patients in hospitals and residents in nursing facilities by ensuring health care facilities have up-to-date information to adequately respond to the spread of the virus while making it clear to providers that as always, CMS will hold them…

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CMS Gives Consumers More Info to Make Decisions in Choosing a Nursing Facility       

Last week, the Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) moved to provide more information on the federal agency’s nursing home website, to give caregivers, families and caregivers, a better way to easier determine the safety and quality provided in the nation’s nursing facilities. Later this month, CMS will – for the…

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CMS Proposes Significant Cuts to Physical Therapy Services in 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calls for cuts to its Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) reimbursement for physical therapy providers by 8 percent beginning in 2021. The reduction for 2021 is included in the proposed 2020 PFS. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), hidden with the proposed 2020 PFS, CMS…

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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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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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