The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2021 Report to the Congress, a mandated report that details analysis and recommendations about the Medicare program and health care delivery system.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional information on the accurate completion of post-acute care patient assessment tools. Through inquiries to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance. The quarterly Frequently Asked Questions consolidate information from June 2020 to June 2021 relating to the completion of the inpatient […]
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued All Facilities Letter (AFL) 21- 19, which provides annual notification of the availability of federal civil money penalty (CMP) funds to support projects that improve care and quality of life for skilled-nursing facility residents.
CHA submitted comment letters on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 skilled-nursing facility prospective payment system (PPS), inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility PPS proposed rules.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has issued an interim final rule requiring long-term care facilities to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, when available, to residents and staff and educate them on the benefits and potential side effects of the vaccine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a webinar on May 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (PT). The webinar will discuss the relationship between the annual increase factor and the inpatient rehabilitation facility quality reporting program, including associated data submission requirements, and the reconsideration process for facilities identified as being noncompliant. A recording will be available shortly after the […]
CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific impact analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) and skilled-nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rules.
Beginning May 3, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will be distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) push packs to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Distribution of the PPE push packs will begin May 3, 2021. The quantities for each PPE push pack item will be based on the facility’s total number of beds. Additional information is available in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) all facilities letter (AFL) 21-13.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 updated payment policies and other provisions for the long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS). Comments on the proposed rule are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28.