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CMS Provides Training Resources for SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, Minimum Data Set 3.0

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed additional training resources for skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).   Value-Based Purchasing Program  On May 24, CMS will host a webinar providing an overview of the SNF Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, as proposed in the SNF prospective payment system proposed rule for federal fiscal year 2024. Following the webinar, the […]

CMS Announces Start of IRF Review Choice Demonstration 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) will begin on Aug. 21 in Alabama. It will then expand to California, Texas, and Pennsylvania. However, a specific time frame for implementation in California has not been established.     

Governor Signs Distressed Hospital Loan Program Bill; HCAI to Host May 23 Webinar

On May 15, Gov. Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 112, which establishes the Distressed Hospital Loan Program. The bill appropriates $150 million for the loan program, which will provide interest-free cash-flow loans to qualifying not-for-profit and public hospitals in financial distress or to governmental entities representing a closed hospital to help reopen the closed hospital.