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5/17/2021 Mor: Time to rethink U.S. nursing home landscape McKnight's Long Term Care News ... Public Health.That separation was commonplace before the 1980s, when long-term care providers began adding rehabilitation services to help attract Medicare patients. But Mor believes combining long-term and post-acute care services in large, shared settings may have run its course, a viewpoint he says is supported by research into COVID-19‚Aos rapid spread in skilled nursing facilities.Mor has spent his career studying long-term care ...
5/12/2021 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Kaiser Health News ... On Masks, Restrictions During Testy Senate Hearing 'Entirely And Completely Incorrect': Fauci, Paul Wrangle Again, This Time Over Covid Origins Medicare 1 CMS Boosts Vaccine Requirements For Nursing Homes Vaccines 3 Not Waiting For CDC ... Farber Gets $50 Million Gift For Research Into Pancreatic Cancer Public Health 1 Gene Therapy, AIDS Virus Combined To Combat Immunodeficiency Syndrome From The States 1 $12 Billion Plan Proposed For Housing California's Homeless Global ...
5/7/2021 Courtney Remarks on How the Lower Drug Costs Now Act Will Lower Prices for Employers, Patients, and Medicare US House of Representatives Courtney Remarks on How the Lower Drug Costs Now Act Will Lower Prices for Employers, Patients, and Medicare May 6, 2021 Press ReleaseNORWICH, CT‚AiYesterday, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) spoke with Dr. Mariana Socal, (Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) about the need to lower prescription drug costs, and how the Lower Drug Costs Now Act would create a healthier, less restrictive, and more affordable ...
5/7/2021 Illinois nursing home inspections also lagging May 6, 2021 19 hrs agoLike much of the country, Illinois regulators are facing a backlog of nursing home inspections required by the federal government, made worse by a pause on the practice during the pandemic.The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) conducts inspections, officially called standard surveys, of Medicare-certified nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities in order for the facilities to receive Medicare funding.These surveys ...
4/30/2021 CMS To Repeal Public Disclosure Of Payer-Provider Negotiated Rates ... Medicare & Medicare Services on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping proposed rule that would nullify the mandated public disclosure of negotiated rates between payers and providers and increase by 2.8% Medicare‚Aos inpatient prospective payment in fiscal year 2022.‚AuThe rule‚Aos provisions seek to sustain hospital readiness to respond to future public health threats, enhance the health care workforce in rural and underserved communities, and revise scoring, payment and public quality ...
4/29/2021 MDVIP Primary Care Model Reduces Incidence Of Cardiovascular Events In At-Risk Patients ... Public Health , found a statistically significant 12 percent decrease in heart attacks and strokes combined among Medicare patients enrolled in the MDVIP membership-based model compared to those in the general population. Considering more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the U.S., a 12 percent reduction would equate to 180,000 fewer of these life-threatening events.The study investigators examined the occurrence of acute myocardial ...
4/29/2021 FLORIDA Latino News ... Public Health , found a statistically significant 12 percent decrease in heart attacks and strokes combined among Medicare patients enrolled in the MDVIP membership-based model compared to those in the general population. Considering more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the U.S., a 12 percent reduction would equate to 180,000 fewer of these life-threatening events.The study investigators examined the occurrence of acute myocardial ...
4/26/2021 Monday, April 26, 2021 Kaiser Health News ... major news organizations Monday, Apr 26 2021 Kaiser Health News Original Stories 4 ‚AoWe‚Aore Coming for You‚Ao: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace Time to Say Goodbye to Some ... Capitol Watch 1 Lawmakers Want Biden's Spending Bill To Address Medicare Expansion, More Pharmaceuticals 1 Ineffective Cancer Drugs, Menthol Cigarettes In FDA's Sights Coverage And Access 1 Pandemic Prompts Hospitals To Review Energy Costs As ...
4/22/2021 Health funding shatters records in Q1, hits all-time high of $31.6B Medicare Advantage , newsDespite the pandemic‚Aos deleterious public health and economic effects, COVID-19 has been a major catalyst for funding in the healthcare space. Global healthcare investment hit a record high last year with $80.6 billion in equity funding across more than 5,500 deals, according to previous CB Insights research.A pivotal question for the industry is how much investor interest will remain as the pandemic begins to ...
4/21/2021 Payers, Providers Clash Over Telehealth Reimbursement As Congress Mulls Changes ... Medicare providers should be paid for virtual care.While the rates Medicare pays for telehealth and in-person services are currently the same, that arrangement‚Aialong with several other CMS telehealth waivers‚Aiexpires at the end of the public health emergency absent Congressional action.Now providers are pressuring Congress and CMS to keep payment parity‚Aior something close to it‚Aiafter the pandemic ends, but some government officials and insurers ...
4/21/2021 Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Kaiser Health News ... Medicare 1 Cornyn Places Hold On CMS Nominee In Anger Over Texas Medicaid Waiver Marketplace 1 Google To Curtail Insurance Ads Coverage And Access 1 Hospitals Set Sights On Covid Shots And Coping With A 'New Normal' Pharmaceuticals 1 Progress In Opioid Vaccines, Genetically Targeted Leukemia Drugs Public Health 1 Poor Sleep Appears To Raise Risk Of Dementia, Sexual Dysfunction From The States 1 Los Angeles Ordered To Offer Shelter ...
4/21/2021 ‘Audits are back,’ and COVID-19 care is in the hot seat McKnight's Long Term Care News PrintFlexibilities granted to providers during the ongoing public health emergency are likely to result in increased medical reviews and automated denials, a therapy billing specialist is warning.Those increased rejections are likely to coincide ... are any related to telehealth, and Waiver 1135, which exempts Medicare Part A SNF stays from the normal three-day hospitalization requirement for coverage.Waiver 1135 has continued to foster confusion among skilled nursing providers ...
4/20/2021 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Kaiser Health News Tuesday, Apr 20 2021 Kaiser Health News Original Stories 5 Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds UVA Health Will Wipe Out Tens of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Patients Public Health Experts Worry About Boom-Bust Cycle of Support From Rotten Teeth to Advanced Cancer, Patients Feel the Effects of Treatment Delays After a Deadly Year on the Roads, States Push for Safety Over Speed ...
4/19/2021 Better Medicare Alliance Touts Support for Audio-Only Telehealth mHealth Intelligence Policy News Better Medicare Alliance Touts Support for Audio-Only Telehealth The Better Medicare Alliance has submitted a letter signed by more than 30 groups supporting coverage for audio-only telehealth in Medicare Advantage and ... the country. That coverage would last as long as the public health emergency is in place for the coronavirus pandemic.PACE was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for seniors who need ...
4/19/2021 CMS Hospital-at-Home Program Closing In on 200 Participants Home Health Care News ... Medicare & Medicaid Services‚Ao (CMS) hospital-at-home initiative, which is officially dubbed the ‚AuAcute Hospital Care at Home‚Au program. AdvertisementCMS also has received continued interest in involving new health systems and hospitals in the program, a CMS spokesperson told Home Health Care News.Susan Maupin, the VP of health care operations at the consulting firm Advis, has seen her clients‚Ao interests completely shift during the public ...
4/18/2021 The Breakfast Club (homemade peach and cherry pie) ... Medicare for All is a prime example of this. At least since the issue began receiving national media attention as a result of Sen. Bernie Sanders‚Ao 2016 presidential campaign, a majority of Americans have supported some form of national, publicly funded healthcare system. Some polls have found nearly three in four support the idea, including a majority of Republican voters. Yet corporate media continue to disparage universal public health ...
4/15/2021 Medicare 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 ... and payment adjustment purposes in the FY 2022 SNF VBP program because we have determined that circumstances caused by the public health emergency for COVID-19 have significantly affected the validity and reliability of the ... mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1746-P, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Please allow sufficient time for mailed ...
4/15/2021 Congress delays 2% Medicare cuts at least through 2021 McKnight's Long Term Care News Print President Joe BidenA bill that will delay a 2% across-the-board cut to Medicare rates through the rest of the year ‚Ai and stop billions in payment cuts for providers ‚Ai is ... could face collapse without ongoing sequestration relief during the coronavirus public health crisis.‚AuThe bottom line is this: Cuts to Medicare payments will harm providers. The pandemic is not over; providers continue to bear COVID ...
4/15/2021 3 takeaways from Brooks-LaSure's confirmation hearing to become administrator of CMS | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare ... Senate Finance Committee Thursday for a confirmation hearing for her nomination to serve as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).Brooks-LaSure, who faced senate questioning alongside Andrea Palm, who is ... that are set to expire at the end of the public health emergency period.But Brooks-LaSure demurred when asked by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, what the reimbursement rate should be for telehealth, a ...
4/15/2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021 Kaiser Health News ... Medicare 1 Biden Signs Extension That Puts Off Medicare Funding Cuts Coverage And Access 1 Hospitals Again Struggling With Influx Of Covid Patients Public Health 1 Trial Shows Psychedelic Drug As Good As Common Antidepressant From The States 2 More States Make Legal Moves To Restrict Transgender Rights States Push To Reopen Businesses And Schools Global Watch 1 India Grapples With Serious Covid Problem Health Policy Research 1 Research Roundup ...
4/14/2021 Collins, Shaheen Legislation to Prevent Medicare Payment Cuts to Frontline Health Care Providers Headed to President's Desk to be Signed into Law US Senate ... Medicare Payment Cuts to Frontline Health Care Providers Headed to President‚Aos Desk to be Signed into Law In: Posted Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:28 Share:Washington, D.C. ‚Ai By overwhelming, bipartisan votes, Congress passed legislation authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that will prevent Medicare payment cuts to health care providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Without this legislation, hospitals ...
4/13/2021 Oak Street Health Administers More Than 150,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Focuses on Equity During Rollout Yahoo News ... Medicare, today announced that it has administered more than 150,000 total COVID-19 vaccine doses across 12 states. People vaccinated include senior patients and other 1b community members, fellow 1a healthcare workers in Chicago and Oak Street Health employees. The Company has partnered with local government and public health officials, health systems and community organizations across the country to proactively educate, execute outreach and vaccinate senior patients and other at ...
4/13/2021 Oak Street Health Administers More Than 150,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Focuses on Equity During Rollout | Financial Buzz Oak Street Health , Inc. (NYSE: OSH, or the ‚AuCompany‚Au), a network of value-based primary care centers for adults on Medicare, today announced that it has administered more than 150,000 total COVID-19 vaccine doses across 12 states. People vaccinated include senior patients and other 1b community members, fellow 1a healthcare workers in Chicago and Oak Street Health employees. The Company has partnered with local government and public health ...
4/12/2021 Does Biden increase Obamacare or move to Universal Coverage? ... private insurance also to be extended will money already in the passed Stimulus law‚A¶.Senator Sanders wants to expand Medicare eligibility down 5 years and expand it too cover dental, vision and hearing care ... Aos good arguments for both,‚Au said Harold Pollack, a public health researcher at the University of Chicago, of the bids by Sanders and Pelosi. ‚AuI hope Democrats coalesce around whichever is most politically feasible ...
4/12/2021 Danger ahead?: SNFs face potentially steep cuts as CMS considers changes to PDPM, VBP program McKnight's Long Term Care News ... who are still trying to manage a difficult operating environment caused by the pandemic, experts are warning.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed that it wants to recalibrate PDPM‚Aos parity adjustment after finding ... CMS explained. The agency also acknowledged that the COVID-19 public health emergency, which began less than halfway into PDPM‚Aos first year, also could have also affected the data.Based on the data from ...