Panel on non-invasive ventilation seeks to simplify ‘maze’ of regulation for device coverage
Aug 20, 2021
Recommendations aimed at expediting CMS coverage determinations for non-invasive ventilation devices could help ensure that LTCF residents and others get quick access to lifesaving treatments.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 12
Aug 12, 2021
Dental, hearing, vision coverage on ‘front burner’ as lawmakers eye Medicare expansion … CDC: Pregnant women should get vaccinated; SARS-CoV-2 infection linked to preterm births … European drug...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, July 27
Jul 27, 2021
Feds publish long-COVID disability coverage guidelines … Genesis’ targeted COVID-19 vaccine efforts increased uptake among Black, Hispanic employees … Israel may recommend Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster...
CMS to weigh national Medicare coverage for Aduhelm, other Alzheimer’s drugs
Jul 14, 2021
The agency is considering whether to establish a national coverage policy for monoclonal antibody drugs that treat Alzheimer’s disease, including the newly approved drug aducanumab (Aduhelm).
Industry leader blasts visitor guidance from feds
May 19, 2020
Operators are tired of “guidance that comes without tangible resources and hands-on help,” says LeadingAge’s Katie Smith Sloan. “They need real help, not symbols.”
Determining medically necessary Medicare coverage
Dec 05, 2014
Accurate and thorough nursing documentation is the crucial factor in determining medical necessity. As nursing leaders in long-term care, we are obligated to ensure that Medicare documentation standards...
Oral health’s integral role in long-term care quality
Aug 13, 2014
While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care...
Bill addressing admission status receives praise
Stephanie H. Kim
Jul 30, 2014
A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.
Medicare coverage of ‘maintenance therapy’ determined by need for skilled care, CMS clarifies...
Apr 16, 2013
Providers must sufficiently document the need for skilled care in order to obtain Medicare coverage for so-called “maintenance therapy,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stressed...