HHS Wants Your View on Regulatory Changes

Which reg changes made during the pandemic should be permanent? Tell HHS now! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has  issued a request for information (RFI) soliciting input from a broad array of health care stakeholders on the costs and benefits of the regulatory changes the agency has made in response to the…

Tell CMS Your Innovative Approaches & Best Practices

We want your solutions! Send your responses to katie@nahc.org ASAP! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a request for information (RFI) on innovative approaches and best practices in health care in response to the COVID19 pandemic. CMS recognizes that providers have rapidly reengineered their policies and programs for both COVID–19 and non-…

CMS Proposes to Develop Standard Measures for HCBS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to develop standard measures to use across the home and community-based services (HCBS) system for voluntary use by states, managed long-term services and supports (LTSS) plans, providers and other entities to address the gaps and recommendations identified in the report. Specifically, it recommends that the…

Hospice Survey on Electronic Prescribing Practices – Participate Today!

Please take this quick, 2-minute survey now! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is seeking input from hospice providers on their prescribing practices to assist with comments on a recent Request for Information (RFI))  issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following is some background on the survey, along…

CMS Pushes Effort to Curb Medicare Fraud

CMS wants stakeholder input on how best to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching a new five-part campaign to deter and punish waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare program, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote in a blog post earlier this week. “Medicare’s transformation…

CMS to Hold Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Administrator Seema Verma will hold a listening session on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss the recently-released Interoperability and Patient Access proposed rule. The target audience for this listening session includes all Medicare fee-for-service providers and industry-wide stakeholders. GO…

Request for Information on Improving Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries with Social Risk Factors

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), is evaluating the effect of individuals’ socioeconomic status on quality measures and measures of resource use under the Medicare program. The first product of this effort, a December 2016 Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance…