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  1. Extension of Home Health Moratoria in Four States

  2. CY2018 Home Health Rule Changes Payment System

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed CY2018 prospective payment system (PPS) rate update that reduces overall spending and proposes the implementation of the home health groupings model (HHGM) in 2019 . The proposed rule will be published in the Federal ...

  3. CMS Releases Provider Impact File

    They note that, as discussed in the file, the provider and resident data is for fiscal year 2014 and represent estimated payments under RCS-I, assuming no changes in provider behavior or resident case-mix. This displays a crosswalk between the current resource utilization groups (RUG-IV) and proposed RCS-I payment. We encourage ...

  4. Key Deadlines Approaching for SNF Quality Reporting Program Impacting Rates

    Two key mid-August deadlines are rapidly approaching for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) related to required submissions for the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP):  August 13: Date by which a SNF must submit a request for reconsideration to CMS if they were determined to be non-compliant with ...

  5. Update on New CMS Survey Process for LTC Providers

    The new process combines the best of the traditional survey process and the QIS survey process. Directly, the concepts of the new survey process will be a focus on residents and resident experiences. This direction will allow surveyors to steer away from rigid yes or no answers to open-ended questions and bring in a conversation ...