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CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season

November 18, 2020

In advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents and visitors to follow established guidelines for visitation and adherence to the core principles of infection prevention. These guidelines include remaining six feet apart from individuals, wearing a face covering, and limiting the number …

National Rural Health Day – Celebrating the Power of Rural!

November 16, 2020

National Rural Health Day – November 19, 2020 What is National Rural Health Day? Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each …

Telligen to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

October 21, 2020

WEST DES MOINES, IA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to Telligen to serve as a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) within its Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). HQICs will provide targeted quality improvement assistance to small, rural and critical access hospitals and those …

Transformative New Model of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Kidney Disease

October 13, 2020

CMS Announces Transformative New Model of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Kidney Disease The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has finalized the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model, to improve or maintain the quality of care and reduce Medicare expenditures for patients with chronic kidney disease. The ETC …

CMS Updates COVID-19 Testing Methodology for Nursing Homes

October 13, 2020

On September 29, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an update to the methodology the agency employs to determine the rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positivity in counties across the country. Counties with 20 or fewer tests over 14 days will now move to “green” in the color-coded system of assessing …

CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

October 13, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised guidance providing detailed recommendations on ways nursing homes can safely facilitate visitation during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. After several months of visitor restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, CMS recognizes that physical separation from family and other loved ones has taken …

CMS Care Compare Empowers Patients when Making Important Health Care Decisions

September 4, 2020

Improved tool makes it easier for patients to find important information when shopping for health care services Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that …

Trump Administration Strengthens COVID-19 Surveillance with New Reporting and Testing Requirements for Nursing Homes, Other Providers

August 25, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced sweeping regulatory changes that require nursing homes to test staff and offer testing to residents for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Laboratories and nursing homes using point-of-care testing devices will be required to report diagnostic test results as required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act …

CMS Announces Resumption of Routine Inspections of All Provider and Suppliers, Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance to States, and Posts Toolkit to Assist Nursing Homes

August 17, 2020

Guidance outlines recommendations to state agencies on Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of survey activities The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will resume routine inspections of all Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers to improve the safety and quality of life of patients and residents. CMS had previously suspended certain routine …

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