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COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to nursing homes — don’t let looming cuts make it worse

In late June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a report stating that approximately 42% of Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes were diagnosed with COVID-19 or likely COVID-19 in 2020. This is a devastating number and is likely low because it does not include Medicaid beneficiaries or other non-Medicare patients. …

New CMS rule would make Medicare data available to providers

In a move to help consumers find high-quality care and help providers offer it, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new proposed rule that would let qualified organizations access patient-protected Medicare data. The goal is to make public reports on the quality of nursing homes, physicians, hospitals, surgical centers and other types of providers available to the public, according to CMS.

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New CMS rule offers guidance on Medicaid access

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a newly proposed rule to help Medicaid recipients maintain access to healthcare, even as states struggle to keep up with Medicaid budget shortfalls.

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