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NASL files comments on SNF PPS Proposed Rule for 2022Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2022.  (6/7/21)

Beginning August 2020, Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) resumed post-payment reviews of items and services with dates of service before March 2020. MACs may now begin conducting post-payment medical reviews for later dates of service. 6/3/21

Observation Stays Bill Reintroduced.  Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) reintroduced the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2021 (H.R.3650), which would help Medicare beneficiaries who are hospitalized in observation by requiring that time spent in observation be counted towards meeting the three-day prior inpatient stay.  (6/1/21)

The Biden Administration released its
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request, a blueprint of what the President seeks to accomplish with the FY 2022 federal budget.  

US Senate Confirms Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator.  The final confirmation vote was 55-44.  NASL looks forward to working with new CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure.  (5/26/21)

Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table  (5/21)

CMS issued a final rule, Medicare Program: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Three-Year Extension and Changes to Episode Definition and Pricing; Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policies and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, to extend and change the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model. A fact sheet is available here4/29/21

Providers push Congress for permanent telehealth capabilities — pandemic’s ‘silver lining’: Long term care stakeholders are looking forward to telehealth policies remaining a “very, very hot topic” in Congress during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and beyondMcKnight's Long Term Care News  (4/29/21)

As Medicare Advantage drives rate lower, fed-up CEOs embrace strategies that limit carriers’ influenceA panel of nursing home and senior living executives Friday called for more oversight in the face of the continuing shift. McKnight's Long Term Care News (4/26/21)

Nursing homes, ALFs asking for $15B more in federal funding to aid census recovery: AHCA is pushing to get an additional $15 billion injected into the Provider Relief Fund for SNFs and ALFs in order to boost recover throughout the industry. McKnight's Long Term Care News (4/26/21)

President Biden Signs H.R. 1868 to Suspend Medicare Sequestration Through December 31, 2021. (4/14/21)


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