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We’re Ready and Willing to Help, Anytime You Need Us
LeadingAge benefits include not just education, advocacy and networking, but also member access to a housing team made up of leading advocacy and operations ...
What’s New in the Hospice FY 2019 Proposed Rule
On April 27, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1692-P) that would update fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries. ...
New CMS Guidance on Possible HCBS Options under Medicare Advantage
CMS’s new interpretation appears to recognize the importance of these services for certain MA plan enrollees while making clear that not every enrollee in an MA plan will be eligible to receive them without a designated need. CMS identified the following list of specific services as allowable supplemental benefits ...
OSHA Changes Course and Requires Employers in State Plans to Submit Injury & Illness Data Electronically
Specifically, OSHA stated that Section 18(c)(7) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and applicable regulations pertaining to State Plans require the change in implementation. As a result, for Calendar Year 2017, employers covered by State Plans must provide Form 300A data electronically by July 1, 2018. Further, ...
Clarifying the New Opportunities for HCBS Providers Under Medicare Advantage Plans
These new supplemental benefits policies for Medicare Advantage plans are the result of two key policy actions: the 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rate Notice and Call Letter issued by CMS in early April 2018 and the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which include provisions of the CHRONIC Care Act. Both ...