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Letters: Rep. Danny K. Davis' Commitment to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

Rep. Davis demonstrates commitment to Alzheimer’s disease by supporting two very important pieces of legislation in Washington… 195 more words


Proposed Rule on Conditions of Participation for HHAs — Comments due December 8

On October 9, CMS issued a proposed rule  to update the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies (HHAs). The CoPs are the health and safety rules that all Medicare and Medicaid-participating HHAs must meet. 87 more words


CMS to overhaul 5-star rating system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has big plans for an overhaul of the five-star nursing home rating system, thanks to the passage of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act, 21 more words


Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalties Over Excessive Readmissions.

The Greater Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin (10/7, Tumulty) reports that the Federal government “began imposing a new round of Medicare penalties on more than 150 New York hospitals Oct. 83 more words


Bleak future of primary care access

By Richard Young, M.D. – Special to the Star-Telegram, 09/22/14

Unfortunately, we have a preview in Dallas-Fort Worth and other communities of the effects of failed policies of Medicare/Medicaid, state government and insurance companies in how they value medical services and how they poorly support the first-contact primary care system. 530 more words

National Issues

US Representative Works To Eliminate Medicare Appeals Process.

Modern Healthcare (9/19, Herman, Subscription Publication) reported on US Representative Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell in which he “urged” her to “explain how the government developed” the Medicare appeals “settlement process.” The request follows “surreptitious” Aug. 96 more words


Nursing Home System To Pay $3.8M Medicare Fraud Settlement.

The AP (9/6) reported that Life Care Services, of Des Moines, and a California nursing home company called ParkVista “agreed to pay a $3.8 million settlement for what federal officials say was overbilling of Medicare” for “unreasonable and unnecessary” rehabilitation services for nursing home residents. 67 more words