CMS Issues Resources for PAC Patient Assessment and Quality Reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several new resources to assist post-acute care (PAC) providers, including inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital providers, in coding specific items required in patient assessment and the PAC quality reporting program (QRP).
CHA Webinar Will Clarify Changes to Bundled Payments Model
At a March 21 webinar, CHA will have experts available to share information and recommendations on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ recently announced extension of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model.
Overview of Changes to the Medicare BPCI-A Payment Model
CMS recently announced the extension of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) model. Join us for this informative webinar as experts provide an overview of the model, including updates for 2024 participation, application considerations, and program details. Organizations that have never applied for BPCI-A, as well as current BPCI-A participants, will benefit from […]
CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Nursing Home Ownership
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would require nursing homes to disclose additional ownership and management information to CMS and to states. This is part of an effort to increase the transparency of nursing home ownership and management.
Texas District Court Again Rules in Favor of Hospitals, Providers in No Surprises Act Legal Challenge
A Texas District Court has again ruled in favor of hospitals and providers in a suit brought by the Texas Medical Association challenging the Biden administration’s Aug. 19, 2022, final rule involving the No Surprises Act.
CHA Creates Resource to Prepare for End of Public Health Emergency
CHA has created a resource to assist members in preparing for the termination of state and federal flexibilities at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration. Resources cover the unwinding of certain regulatory waivers, special coverage, and payment policies. The resource will be updated with any forthcoming guidance from state […]
New Medicare Beneficiary Notices Must Be Used by April 27
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that hospitals must provide patients with new versions of certain beneficiary notices by April 27.
Federal Public Health Emergency to End on May 11
The Biden administration plans to end the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 11, a month later than the current April 11 termination date.
Medical Board Updates Required ‘Notice to Consumers’ Signage
The Medical Board of California (MBC) has updated its required “Notice to Consumers” signage — effective Jan. 1 — for physicians, research psychoanalysts, licensed midwives, and polysomnographic technologists, technicians, and trainees.
CMS Issues Guidance, FAQs, Survey Procedures for Rural Emergency Hospitals
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance on the enrollment and conversion process for rural emergency hospitals (REHs), FAQs, and a newly developed State Operations Manual Appendix (Appendix O) with survey procedures.