On January 14, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) replaced Transmittal 176 with Transmittal 179 to correct an error in Chapter 8, Section 220.127.116.11.
In a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), it is recommended that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should aid in federal agencies working together to ensure that government resources related to elder services are used effectively. Five agencies within four federal departments fund home- and community-based services (HCBS). The […]
As the end of the year approaches, it is important that Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) physicians, providers, or suppliers submitting claims to Medicare for payment remember the newly implemented timely filing requirement.
In a press release published last week, Senator John McCain announced his lack of support for the Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the September 30 budget reconciliation deadline, explaining that he “would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered [by the bill] were it the product […]
Empathy allows us to understand people suffering from dementia. Sometimes their way of expressing themselves comes across as a challenging behavior. But nursing home staff should see it as a sign of distress and recognize that something is wrong.
Does the discharge portion of the MDS have to be printed out for a hybrid hard copy chart if the MDS is stored in the electronic health record (EHR)?
A new study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry explains that an updated quality measure could produce a clearer picture of nursing homes’ antipsychotic prescribing practices. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced the quality measure, which assesses how many long-stay residents are on antipsychotic medications and do not have […]
CMS recently proposed that providers and suppliers must report and return self-identified overpayments.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Transmittal 1824 October 2, informing providers of the Medicare Part B payment allowances for seasonal influenza vaccines.
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