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Trump Administration Unveils Enhanced Enforcement Actions Based on Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspection Results

2020-09-23T07:32:08-05:00June 2nd, 2020|

Under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled enhanced enforcement for nursing homes with violations of longstanding infection control practices. This announcement builds on the previous actions CMS has taken to ensure the safety and security of America’s nursing homes as the nation battles coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and is a key step in the Trump Administration’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.

Trump Administration Issues Guidance to Ensure States Have a Plan in Place to Safely Reopen Nursing Homes

2020-09-23T07:31:17-05:00May 19th, 2020|

Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance for state and local officials to ensure the safe reopening of nursing homes across the country.  The guidance released today is part of President Trump’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.

Nursing Home Reporting Requirement

2020-09-23T11:30:57-05:00May 15th, 2020|

On April 19, CMS announced we’ll be requiring facilities to report COVID-19 information to the CDC and to families. Within three weeks of that announcement, we published an Interim Final Rule With Comment on April 30. For the first time, all 15,000 nursing homes will be reporting this data directly to the CDC through its reporting tool. With the new regulatory requirements, nursing homes are required to report the first week of data to the CDC beginning May 8 but no later than May 17.

CMS Issues Nursing Homes Best Practices Toolkit to Combat COVID-19

2020-09-23T11:13:45-05:00May 13th, 2020|

New tool provides innovative solutions for states and facilities to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during emergency Today, under the direction of President Trump, CMS released a new toolkit developed to aid nursing homes, Governors, states, departments of health, and other agencies who provide oversight and assistance to these

Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services

2020-09-23T11:49:39-05:00May 11th, 2020|

CMS updated a video that answers common questions about the expanded Medicare telehealth services benefit during the COVID-19 public health emergency. New information includes how CMS adds services to the list of telehealth services, additional practitioners that can provide telehealth services, and the distant site services that Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally

Trump Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-09-23T07:29:19-05:00April 30th, 2020|

At President Trump’s direction, and building on its recent historic efforts to help the U.S. healthcare system manage the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued another round of sweeping regulatory waivers and rule changes to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors and provide flexibility to the healthcare system as America reopens. These changes include making it easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to get tested for COVID-19 and continuing CMS’s efforts to further expand beneficiaries’ access to telehealth services.

CMS Announces Independent Commission to Address Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

2020-09-23T11:12:47-05:00April 30th, 2020|

As a part of President Trump’s Opening Up America Again effort, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new independent Commissionthat will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the nursing home response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission will provide independent recommendations to the contractor to review and report to CMS to help inform immediate and future responses to COVID-19 in nursing homes.

CMS NEWS: Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit to Accelerate State Use of Telehealth in Medicaid and CHIP

2020-09-23T11:09:32-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

Today, the Trump Administration released a new toolkit for states to help accelerate adoption of broader telehealth coverage policies in the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

CMS Releases Additional Blanket Waivers for Long-Term Care Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Intermediate Care Facilities

2020-09-23T12:07:34-05:00April 22nd, 2020|

CMS continues to release additional blanket waivers to the healthcare community in order to provide the flexibilities needed to take care of patients during this public health emergency.