The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reminding participants that the deadline to submit Phase Two Review and Corrections Requests concerning the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing program is Aug. 31.
"Pathways to Success" is predicted to save the Medicare program $2.2 billion over 10 years.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' move to start paying for virtual visits, beyond rural areas of the country, is being lauded by advocates in the field.
Physicians can receive Medicare payments for using telecommunications such as audio or video with patients, according to new guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a webinar on the newly launched Data Element Library at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services did not detect $18.4 million in inappropriate claims for durable medical equipment in skilled nursing facilities, despite having systems intended to catch bad claims, a government watchdog agency said last week.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has miscalculated hospital star ratings for two years, according to a startling report published by Modern Healthcare Friday.
It is regrettable that 17 state attorneys general are grandstanding by demanding that federal officials impose stricter nursing home regulation and sanctions. Their letter shows no real understanding of skilled nursing care or its challenges.
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (D-PA), this week criticized the limitations of a new Medicare and Medicaid opioid prescription-monitoring program set to start next year.
An interesting phenomena occurred Tuesday when we asked providers for the toughest part of complying with Phase 2 provisions of the Requirements of Participation.
One could excuse long-term care providers if they're walking around looking over their shoulders right now. I can personally identify with that.
BREAKING NEWS: CMS gives skilled nursing 2.4% Medicare pay raise, unveils another new resident classification systemApril 27, 2018
In a flurry of activity late Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced an $850 million pay raise for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal 2019 that comes along with major simplifications to a previously pitched resident classification system.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services brought out its equivalent of a brass band and confetti machine Tuesday to tout a new provider payment strategy. One could almost hear strains of "Happy Days Are Here Again" in the background.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it is exploring a direct-provider contracting model. It is the first payment reform initiative to result from the agency innovation center's broad request for ideas on improving patient-centered care.
Four influential Republican Congressmen sent a letter to federal regulators Tuesday, requesting sweeping answers about the agency's oversight of nursing homes.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would ease some regulatory requirements for states offering Medicaid Advantage programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking skilled nursing facilities and other providers to help develop better quality measures — and the agency is earmarking $30 million to sweeten the deal.
A group of Democratic senators is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to reverse its stance on rolling back nursing home regulations.
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.