The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Medicare Advantage and Part D updates that include an average payment increase of 1.84% and policy changes that include new supplemental benefits for services that improve health and quality of life.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will share its best fraud prevention tactics used against nursing homes and other providers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the agencies said Tuesday in announcing a joint effort to sniff out waste and abuse.
It appears there may be some good news ahead, courtesy of the boss at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
It remains unclear how a government shutdown would affect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if Congress can't agree on a bill to send the president by midnight.
Skilled nursing providers should capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' plans to roll out more voluntary payment initiatives, according to observers.
A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiative will attempt to reverse a controversial trend of evicting residents who can no longer pay from the nation's skilled nursing facilities.
Therapy caps are back on for now, even though Congress may still be prepared to eliminate them in 2018.
Agency offers blanket waiver in Southern California
The day after Thanksgiving, CMS further defined its intensions with the Five-Star Quality Rating System; more specifically how the new survey process and derivative data will be used in its calculation of the Health Inspection domain. Here's what that means — and doesn't mean.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled a shorter-than-usual list of potential Medicare quality measures last week, with only one aimed at skilled nursing providers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently launched Hospice Compare website may be giving users incorrect location information for hospice providers, the agency said on Tuesday.
Never have Rolling Stones' lyrics come faster into my head than when I saw the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would give an 18-month enforcement delay for certain Phase 2 regulations.
Disaster Management Systems announced a line of solutions for nursing homes and long-term care facilities to meet Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services standards.
Leaders of some of the most influential skilled nursing providers in the country will gather to discuss legislative and regulatory affairs and plot lobbying strategies Nov. 8-10 in Marana, AZ.
NEW ORLEANS — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new survey process for nursing homes will challenge the sector with a "learning curve," but providers can stay on top of it by utilizing the agency's training resources, one CMS official advised on Monday.
Accountable care organizations participating in Medicare's Shared Savings and Pioneer models saved the program roughly $713 million last year — nearly double the amount of savings recorded in 2015.
Recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have led to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wanting to boost its emergency preparedness plans nationwide for future natural disasters, an official with the agency said Tuesday.
What is the definition of sufficient staffing in a nursing home?
AHCA joins lawmakers in drive for greater flexibility dealing with new requirements of participationOctober 06, 2017
The American Health Care Association is throwing its weight behind lawmakers' efforts to convince the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to revise the upcoming requirements of participation for long-term care providers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has met its latest goal for antipsychotic reduction in nursing homes, and with it set a new one for under-performing providers: cutting antipsychotic use by 15% over the next two years.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has withdrawn a 2014 proposed rule that would have required long-term care facilities to recognize and ensure rights for same-sex marriages, according to a notice published Tuesday.
Beta testing of standardized data elements for post-acute care will kick off in November in 14 geographic markets, officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the RAND Corporation disclosed on Thursday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin posting public use files of providers' Payroll Based Journaling data on Nov. 1, the agency said in a memo posted Monday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hosting a special Open Door Forum conference call on the IMPACT Act at 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is extending some flexibilities for Medicare providers in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Administrator Seema Verma said on Saturday.
It's nice to have friends in high places. Even better if she speaks of clearing regulatory clutter.
RoP Learning launched last week as a company geared to help post-acute care providers meet new federal standards.
it's understandable if a story we ran last — about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revamping its Medicare audit process — slipped under your radar. Here's what you need to know to catch up.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' testing of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative has been largely successful.
Providers expressed gratitude Tuesday at a 1% increase from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for skilled nursing services, even as it braced for quality measure implementation.