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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

Governor DeSantis Finally Orders Residents To Stay Home

Apr 02, 2020 at 02:42 am by pj

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)   Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  With pressure mounting fr.... Read More

More Than 5,000 Surgery Centers Can Now Serve As Makeshift Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 31, 2020 at 02:25 am by pj

(EyeEm/Getty Images)   Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News and Cara Anthony  The Trump administration cleared the way Monday to immediately use outpatient surgery cente.... Read More

Clarification: Department of Labor's Definition of Health Care Provider

Mar 30, 2020 at 01:27 am by pj

With new Department of Labor regulations comes the question, 'who exactly is a health care provider?'     The question has been answered by the DOL on Saturda.... Read More

Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

Mar 28, 2020 at 03:09 pm by pj

  Action comes to aid providers and suppliers facing challenges in responding to COVID-19 pandemic The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing.... Read More

CMS Announces New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in Light of COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 at 06:27 pm by pj

  Inspection at Kirkland facility inform Agency’s move to further focused inspection process Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an.... Read More

Attorney General Barr Urges Public to Report COVID-19 Fraud

Mar 23, 2020 at 01:53 am by pj

  Attorney General William P. Barr is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center.... Read More