Medicare will cover skilled nursing facility care without a three-day inpatient hospital stay for certain beneficiaries affected by this month’s wildfires in southern California, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced today. The agency also will cover extended care services for certain beneficiaries affected by the disaster who would not normally be eligible for additional SNF Part A benefits; has established a toll-free hotline (855-259-2396) to help non-certified Part B physicians and others who are helping with the recovery efforts receive temporary Medicare billing privileges; and will allow eligible people affected by the California wildfires to join, drop or switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans through March 31. Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan this week declared a public health emergency due to the wildfires beginning Dec. 4.
Policymakers should provide a stable environment for post-acute care providers to implement existing reforms and evaluate their impact, writes Jim Prister, CEO…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued a final rule updating payment rates for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2020.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a proposed rule that would revise certain requirements for long-term care facilities.
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to improving post-acute care — and patient outcomes — while ensuring changes to the system have the…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its home health prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020.
The AHA today on Capitol Hill convened a panel of post-acute care leaders to brief lawmakers and their staff about the value these facilities provide to…