31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
told Pathfinder that it was terminating its provider agreement effective Nov.
THIS MONTH MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A demonstration program in which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) will identify, collect, and publish nursing home quality information in Colorado, Maryland, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington.
First, the bad news: A recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
' (CMS) report reflects Wall Street analysts worries about long-term care's financial stability.
Department of Health and Human Services' Health Plan Benefits Group at the Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS), stated that "Permanent provider status is one more indication that the PACE programs have proven themselves as a reliable means to deliver high-quality care to older Americans in need of care and services.
All of this is made clear, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) officials, by Program Memorandum AB-03-018 issued by CMS on February 7.
Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, reportedly has proposed to resolve the issue by transferring the authority to adjust reimbursement rates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
. This simple solution was adopted recently for physicians as a provision of the huge federal appropriations bill that passed in February.
While Scully, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
, repeated his oft-made assertion that nursing homes are overpaid by Medicare ("cliff' or no cliff), he also sounded a sympathetic note on several points.
The study, conducted by Steve Eiken, David Stevenson and Brian Burweil of the prestigious Medstat Group, is part of the company's evaluations of 9 of the 12 Nursing Home Transition Demonstrations funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) from 1998 to 2000.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
' (CMS) progress in calculating calendar year 2000's consolidated billing overpayments will also come under scrutiny, as well as its success in collecting already identified overpayments for Part B services.
Facilities offering quality care will have another resource to highlight their strengths as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) rolls out a new consumer-focused initiative to compare how performance differs among nursing homes.
We're working with CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
) on marketbasket calculations, but a concern is that if CMS goes through with some of the PPS refinements it's discussed, that would lead to additional reductions that the profession is not prepared to withstand.
Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) is focusing on regulatory reform for healthcare in general and long-term care in particular, and that advances the cause.