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PRF Reporting Portal Launched, Requirements Revised and Reports Delayed
Reporting Portal Registration For now, all providers who have received more than $10,000 in aggregate PRF payments (including those who received Nursing Home Infection Control payments and/or incentives) should set aside at least 20 minutes to register in the newly-launched reporting portal. LeadingAge would ...
LeadingAge Supports Proposal to Reduce Prior Authorization Burden
Initially, the proposed new requirements will only apply to Medicaid and CHIP managed care plans, state Medicaid and CHIP fee-for-service programs, and some health insurance exchange plans. CMS indicates that nothing in the proposed rules precludes Medicare Advantage organizations from also implementing these policies but for ...
$24.5B in Phase 3 Provider Relief Begins Arriving Dec. 16
The Phase 3 distribution was open to a broad array of provider types including, but not limited to: assisted living, adult day programs, home and community-based service providers, and of course, nursing homes, hospitals, dentists and physicians. Originally, $20 billion in PRF was set aside for the Phase 3 distribution but as ...
MedPAC Drafts Payment Recommendations for 2022
The December meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) focused on draft recommendations that will be voted on in January for inclusion in the annual March Report to Congress. Domains of analysis focus on beneficiary access to care, quality of care, providers’ access to capital, and Medicare margins. The recommendations ...
CDC and State Guidance on Thanksgiving: Travel and Gatherings
Both the CDC and some states have issued targeted guidance to assist the general public, as well as businesses, to make informed and, ideally, safe decisions regarding holiday travel and gatherings for Thanksgiving. In this article, we summarize and offer ‘essential highlights’ from the voluminous guidance ...