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Changes Announced to Medicare Advantage and Part D for Better Coverage and Increased Access for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 28, 2020 at 02:00 pm by pj

  Final Rule continues to strengthen the popular private Medicare health and drug plans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has finalized requirements that.... Read More

CMS Announces Lower Out of Pocket Insulin Costs for Medicare’s Seniors

May 26, 2020 at 02:36 pm by pj

  Across the nation, 88 Part D Sponsors applied to the Part D Senior Savings Model to offer enhanced plans with a maximum $35 copay for a broad set of insulins beginning.... Read More

Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

May 18, 2020 at 08:17 pm by pj

  Guidance provides critical steps nursing homes should take prior to reopening The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance for state.... Read More

As Congress Weighs COVID Liability Protections, States Shield Health Providers

May 16, 2020 at 12:43 pm by pj

(KHN Illustration; Getty Images/DigitalVision Vectors)   Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News Coronavirus patients and their families who believe a doctor, nurse, hospital o.... Read More

CMS Builds on Commitment to Transform Healthcare Through Competition and Innovation

May 11, 2020 at 04:52 pm by pj

  Proposed changes to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System would remove barriers to the development.... Read More

Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During Pandemic

May 03, 2020 at 02:05 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued another round of sweeping regulatory waivers and rule changes to deliver expanded care to the nation’.... Read More

Guideline for Supplying and Maximizing Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

May 02, 2020 at 05:01 pm by pj

By CAREL VISSER   Guideline for Supplying and Maximizing Reimbursement for Telehealth Services Telemedicine (Telehealth) involves the exchange of medical information.... Read More

CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 

Apr 30, 2020 at 06:05 pm by pj

Commission will comprehensively examine best practices in responding to COVID-19 in nursing homes   As a part of President Trump’s Opening Up America Again effort.... Read More

CMS Re-evaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program

Apr 26, 2020 at 08:45 pm by pj

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspen.... Read More

OSHA Probing Health Worker Deaths But Urges Inspectors To Spare The Penalties

Apr 23, 2020 at 01:44 pm by pj

(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)   Christina Jewett and Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has.... Read More

In Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic

Apr 19, 2020 at 11:21 pm by pj

HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Emmarie Huetteman Kaiser Health News Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors&rsquo.... Read More

California Shies Away From Calls To Eliminate Restrictions On Nurse Practitioners

Apr 19, 2020 at 11:15 pm by pj

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News  As the demand for health care workers surges with the coronavirus case count, many states are rushing to lift restrictions on nurse p.... Read More

Administration Announces New Nursing Homes COVID-19 Transparency Effort 

Apr 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm by pj

  Agencies partner with nursing homes to keep nursing home residents safe The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new regulatory requi.... Read More

Big Brother Wants To Track Your Location And Health Data. And That’s Not All Bad.

Apr 16, 2020 at 06:33 pm by pj

(Lydia Zuraw/KHN illustration; Getty Images)   Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News and Victoria Knight  A growing mix of health and technology experts are convinced.... Read More

CMS Increases Medicare Payment for High-Production Coronavirus Lab Tests

Apr 15, 2020 at 11:05 am by pj

  CMS helps expand testing capacity and monitoring for COVID-19 in nursing homes and other settings with high volume testing needs The Centers for Medicare & Medica.... Read More

Summary of Recent CMS Actions in Response to COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020 at 02:14 pm by pj

  Recent actions and guidance from CMS on COVID-19     Postponement of 2019 Benefit Year HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Data Validation To facilitate the nat.... Read More

Billions Going To Hospitals Based On Medicare Billings, Not COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020 at 01:24 pm by pj

(Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)   Jay Hancock, Phil Galewitz, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News    Probably few hospital systems need t.... Read More

Administration Announces Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19

Apr 12, 2020 at 05:15 pm by pj

  Agencies Implement Legislation Guaranteeing Coverage of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, Including Antibody Testing, and Certain Related Services without Cost Sharing for.... Read More

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Makes Immediate infusion of $30 Billion into Healthcare System

Apr 11, 2020 at 05:16 pm by pj

  On March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the.... Read More

Trump Administration Issues Key Recommendations to Nursing Homes, State and Local Governments

Apr 03, 2020 at 12:34 am by pj

Frontline data informs new CMS/CDC guidance to help fight against COVID-19  At the direction of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),.... Read More