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Limits on nursing home telemedicine will stand, CMS announces

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Medicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings.

HHS issues final rule on federal payment rates for new Medicaid beneficiaries

HHS issues final rule on federal payment rates for new Medicaid beneficiaries

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The federal government will pay 100% of the Medicaid costs for certain newly eligible beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed in a final rule last Friday.

CMS 'overpayment' rule may come at a greater cost

CMS 'overpayment' rule may come at a greater cost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a proposed rule addressing how it will implement the 60-day deadline for returning overpayments made to federal health programs. If fully adopted, the rule would significantly expand the liability of healthcare providers and suppliers under the federal False Claims Act.

Providers grapple with CMS 'rule'

Providers grapple with CMS 'rule'

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has a lot of long-term care providers shaking their heads. They're not sure they heard one of CMS's latest proposed rules right.

Administration proposes possible steep cuts for nursing home Medicare reimbursement, providers warn of 'dramatic impact'

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Thursday announced a rule that could cut certain Medicare reimbursements to skilled nursing facility operators by as much as 11.3% in fiscal 2012. Provider lobbyists immediately issued a statement warning such a move would create "dramatic impact on the lives of nursing home residents and patients."