The final regulations published by the IRS regarding shared responsibility requirements, while similar to the
proposed rules, address questions posed by employers trying to figure out how
to practically apply the ACA’s employer shared responsibility requirements.
This ACA provision focuses on requiring “large” employers.
In 2011, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. Last week, CMS announced that it had met its initial goal of a 15% reduction. The agency reported the prevalence use rate (in long-stay residents) went from 23.8% to 20.2% over the past 18 months. Our Dr. Cheryl Phillips explores.
Genworth in its 2014 Cost of Care Survey reported that the cost of adult
day care centers didn’t increase from last year, but has shown a 3.4%
five-year annual growth, with the national median daily rate at $65 in
2014. The report does show that adult day services are a cost effective
option for caregivers and older adults to choose.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has announced the temporary suspension of new administrative law judge hearings for Medicare claim and entitlement appeals. OMHA noted the backlog of 357,000 claims for Medicare services and entitlements already assigned to its 65 administrative law judges and the additional cases already pending assignment.
This webinar recording provides an introduction to HeartCode® BLS, an
official American Heart
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