Tag: cms rule

CMS final arbitration rule now in effect

The CMS final arbitration rule debuted earlier this summer went into effect September 16. The new rule redacts the 2016 ban on binding arbitration agreements put forth by the Obama administration. SNFs once more have the ability to use binding arbitration agreements, albeit with some conditions: Agreements cannot be signed as a term of admission […]

OIG releases new report, prompting CMS to publish new fact sheet for 3-day rule

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the “Solutions to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in HHS Programs: Top Unimplemented Recommendations” which includes eight recommendations to CMS regarding Medicare Parts A and B: CMS should analyze the potential impacts of counting time spent as an outpatient toward the 3-night requirement for skilled nursing […]