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Modified: 9/24/2020
This edition includes information on the ambulance program integrity payment model; COVID-19 safety; National Cholesterol Education Month; and more.
Modified: 9/18/2020
View this special edition on new guidance for nursing home visitation during the public health emergency; a new model of care for beneficiaries with chronic kidney disease; and a payment model to improve care and costs for cancer patients.
Modified: 9/17/2020
View this special edition on CMS’ COVID-19 response in nursing homes; CMS’ support for Oregon due to wildfires; and information on protecting your and your beneficiaries from the flue this season.
Modified: 9/17/2020
This edition includes information on a medical documentation interoperability pilot; Healthy Aging Month; Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; and more.
Modified: 9/11/2020
View this special edition on CMS’ testing of the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model.
Modified: 9/10/2020
This edition includes information on Care Compare; a call on COVID-19 prevention for nursing home management; publications; multimedia; and more.
Modified: 9/3/2020
View this special edition on finalized policy changes that expand new technology for acute care hospitals and LTCHs.
Modified: 9/3/2020
This edition includes information on CMS’ actions to spur innovation for America’s seniors; a hospital opioid toolkit; a dementia care call; and more.
Modified: 8/31/2020
View this special edition on comprehensive support from CMS for Louisiana and Texas with Hurricane Laura.
Modified: 8/27/2020
This edition includes information on a new national training program to strengthen nursing home infection control; a nursing home toolkit; and more.
Modified: 8/20/2020
This edition includes information on the resumption of routine inspections of all providers and suppliers; an electronic medical documentation interoperability pilot program; and more.
Modified: 8/13/2020
This edition includes information on an initiative to transform rural health; the nursing home COVID-19 training series webcast; and more.
Modified: 8/6/2020
This edition includes information on upcoming events; news; and more.
Modified: 8/5/2020
View this special edition on expanding telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries; policies to provide seniors with more choices and lower costs for surgeries; and CMS updates to payment policies for IRFs.
Modified: 8/3/2020
View this special edition on updates to Medicare payment policies for IPFs, SNFs, and hospices, and coverage of physician telehealth services provided to SNF residents during the COVID-19 PHE.
Modified: 5/31/2020
CMS has developed an FAQ document based on questions received from providers regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Note: The first link was revised March 10, 2020.
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