Weekly Roundup

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CMS proposes Medicare coverage for outpatient joint replacements, changes to SNF 3-day stay rule

CMS proposes Medicare coverage for outpatient joint replacements, changes to SNF 3-day stay rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released two proposals last week that may change where beneficiaries receive joint replacements, and how accountable care organizations deal with the agency's three-day stay rule waiver.

LTC providers, executives will pay $19.5 million in therapy-hospice False Claims settlement

LTC providers, executives will pay $19.5 million in therapy-hospice False Claims settlement

A group of Ohio long-term care companies and two executives will pay about $19.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that were first brought by former employee whistleblowers.

Nursing home sued after resident allegedly left in hot tub for 8 hours dies

Negligence led to the death of a nursing home resident in a whirlpool, the son of the resident has said in court documents.

Pay cuts coming for SNFs that don't submit quality data, CMS warns

Pay cuts coming for SNFs that don't submit quality data, CMS warns

Reimbursement cuts are less than three months away for nursing homes that fail to submit required quality data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emphasized to providers in a new memo.

Providers spared $800 billion in Medicaid funding withdrawal, unsure of what comes next

Providers spared $800 billion in Medicaid funding withdrawal, unsure of what comes next

Providers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday morning following the death of the GOP healthcare bill, even as Republicans said they'd move forward with a straight repeal.