AMA gets behind push for public list of nursing home medical directors
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 15, 2022
The American Medical Association has officially called for a national listing of nursing home medical directors, joining LTC industry advocate AMDA in the effort.
Clinical briefs for Friday, June 18
Jun 18, 2021
‘Gold standard’ for dementia care focuses on person-centered practices: panel … Delta, now a ‘variant of concern,’ accounts for 10% of new U.S. COVID cases, CDC says … Vaccine effort turns...
AHCA and other groups pushing for extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut; Congress reaches deal on third...
Dec 21, 2020
Healthcare providers, including nursing homes, are demanding continued relief from the 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief would help improve the “relatively...
Providers seek extension of 2% Medicare sequester cut relief through 2021
Oct 23, 2020
Four of the nation’s top provider groups representing long-term care, home health and hospitals are calling on Congress to extend a moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequester cuts into 2021 and for the...
CMS won’t deny claims for first year of ICD-10 transition
Jul 08, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will work with the American Medical Association to ease the transition to ICD-10, including a 12-month grace period when claims won’t be...
Fuzzy math in RAC audits
Dec 15, 2014
If you are like me and have children who are required to contribute to science fairs, then you understand that the method in a science project is as important as the topic .It is difficult to explain to...
AMA to submit information to federal regulators regarding end-of-life care planning
Jun 03, 2014
The American Medical Association is expected to release recommendations soon for what physicians should be reimbursed for end-of-life medical consultations. The physicians group issues advisements regularly...
Long-term care providers, physicians at loggerheads over pace of doctor payment reform
Feb 11, 2014
Long-term care and physician groups may be headed for an impasse when it comes to fixing Medicare’s system for paying doctors.
Docs, hospitals protest two-midnight rule
Dec 01, 2013
A new policy meant to reduce the number of hospital observation stays should be delayed, and stakeholders should collaborate on a better way to achieve that goal, according to the American Medical Association...
Physician and hospital groups call for delay of ‘two-midnight rule’
Nov 12, 2013
A policy meant to reduce the number of hospital observation stays is not workable, and stakeholders should collaborate on more comprehensive solutions to the observation stay situation, according to the...