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CMS Updates for the Week of April 5

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Quality Reporting User Experience Feedback Sessions  CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum — April 15, 11 a.m.-noon (PT)  Dial: (888) 455-1397; Conference Passcode: 8604468  PEPPERs for LTCHs, CAHs, IRFs, IPFs, Hospices, & SNFs  Hospice Aide Services: Enhancing RN […]

Medi-Cal SNF Rates Updated

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has updated Medi-Cal rates for hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). Rates for the 2020-21 rate year, which began Aug. 1, were implemented for dates of service effective March 22.   DHCS has informed CHA that retroactive adjustments to the beginning of the rate will be made in early June. Additional information is available […]

Updates for the Week of March 29

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​ Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Checklist May 2021 Quarter 4 2020 Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Clinical Data Due May 3 Submission of Calendar Year 2020 Outpatient Web-based Measure Data Due May 17 Medicare Part A Cost Report: Easier File Uploads for e-Filing in […]

Updates for the Week of March 22

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​

ONC Updates Information Blocking FAQs
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Application Deadlines for January 1, 2022, Start Date
Update to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Payment Limits
PT During COVID-19 & Response to Texas Storm
Home Health Payment Corrections

Updates for the Week of March 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:

SNF Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU Webinar: March 30 
Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period Ends March 25 

Pre-recorded Presentation: Preview Period: Performance Information for Doctors and Clinicians 
Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period User Guide 

Updates for the Week of Feb. 8

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​

eCQM Annual Update Pre-Publication Document
Request for Stakeholder Feedback on Draft eCQM Measure CQM-4412 and CQM-4413 Packages; Comments accepted Feb. 8-19
PFS Payment for Office & Outpatient E/M Visits: Effective Jan. 1, for Physician Fee Schedule payment of office and outpatient E/M visits, Medicare adopted the new AMA coding, language, and interpretive guidance framework. See the fact sheet for more information. ​

Updates for the Week of Feb. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​

Reminder: IRF/LTCH/SNF QRP February 16, 2021 Submission Deadline
FQHC Claims: Retroactive Adjustment for Geographic Adjustment Factor

Updates for the Week of Jan. 25

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​

Hospital Care Compare Preview Reports Available
Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period Now Open
Feb. 3 Webinar: Health Level Seven International® (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources 101
Feb. 10 Webinar: IPFQR Program Manual Version 6.1 and Updated Paper Tools Review
Hospice Care: Safeguards for Medicare Patients