In August 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a publicly viewable chart for purposes of tracking state and federal progress on the approval of statewide transition plans (STPs), as required under the final home and community-based services (HCBS) rule. Included in the chart are the letters from CMS to State Medicaid Directors asking for clarifications/modifications required for the state plans to be approved. As of August 18th , 11 states received State Transition plan Clarification and Modification letters from CMS. It appears that the CMS regional offices are taking the lead on reviewing each state transition plan. No transition plans have been approved as of August 18, 2015.
If you, your staff or your residents suspect their personal information has been compromised in the recent OPM breach, they should file IRS Form 14039 to secure an Identity Protection PIN. This code will prevent perpetrators from filing a fictitious tax return early in the next tax season, which would subsequently block them from the e-filing process.
By training employees on safety procedures, properly disposing of sensitive data, and setting clear security guidelines, your organization and reduce the risk of disclosure. This article outlines the steps you can take to protect your clients.
This article explores why prices for senior living facilities in the Northeast and particularly high, as well as recent developments within the skilled nursing sector.
New research reveals cyberattacks are becoming more common, but the health industry is not responding. This article outlines seven deceptively simple steps you can take to protect yourself from cybercrime.