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CMS clarifies long-term care quality review in managed care models

Make CMS audits less burdensome, providers urge lawmakers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could take a variety of steps to make audits less burdensome, healthcare providers stated in white papers submitted to members of the Senate Finance Committee. The committee released a report Thursday, summarizing stakeholders’ input and recommendations for improving the audit process.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT)

Senate will likely confirm Tavenner, Baucus says

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Marilyn Tavenner, the White House’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), told the Bureau of National Affairs the hearing would take place “soon.”

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