CMS plans second ‘Train-the-Trainer’ event in advance of MDS 3.0, seeks input from nursing...
May 14, 2010
Building on the success of its April “Train-the-Trainer Conference” for MDS 3.0, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to pull together a second event sometime this August,...
Berwick backlash: Republicans criticize CMS nominee’s support of cost-control measures in Britain
May 14, 2010
Republicans in Washington have begun their attacks against Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee for administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to recent news reports.
CMS official honored for work with nursing homes
May 12, 2010
Karen Schoeneman, deputy director of the Division of Nursing Homes at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has received the 2010 Picker Institute Award for Excellence.
Delay of RUGs-IV confuses calculation of nursing home reimbursement rates, regulators say
Apr 24, 2010
Federal health officials said Thursday that they still don’t have a way to calculate proper Medicare nursing home reimbursement rates after mandated changes are to take place this fall with the introduction...
CMS nominee Berwick may face questions on healthcare ‘rationing’ during confirmation hearings
Apr 22, 2010
Donald Berwick, the current nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, likely will face questions over his views of end-of-life care during his Senate confirmation hearings,...
CMS could improve oversight of Special Focus Facilities, GAO report finds
Apr 21, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights ways in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could do a better job of overseeing underperforming nursing homes, also known...
President nominates Berwick to run agency for Medicare, Medicaid
Apr 20, 2010
After much anticipation, President Obama Monday nominated Dr. Donald Berwick for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Obama to appoint Berwick as CMS head, news report says
Mar 29, 2010
The Obama Administration is set to disclose that Donald M. Berwick is its pick for administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a report from the Bureau of National Affairs.
CMS plans to reorganize, establishing new positions, offices
Mar 19, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing some major structural changes, according to an internal agency e-mail recently obtained by the National Association for the Support of Long Term...
Government offers funds to help switch seniors from terminated Fox Insurance plan
Mar 17, 2010
Some states will receive additional funding for insurance information programs for seniors after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services terminated a federal contract with Fox Insurance Company.