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After More Than Two Years, CMS Releases Final Home Health CoPs

[01/10/17]

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This time things are really going to change. On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Favor of American Health Care Association’s Complaint Against CMS for Arbitration Provision Changes Contained in New Regulations

[11/07/16]

Posted on November 7, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Background On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete overhaul of Part... READ MORE

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American Health Care Association Announces Complaint Against CMS for Arbitration Provision Changes in New Regulations

[10/18/16]

Posted on October 18, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Background On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete overhaul of Part... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 4

[10/14/16]

Posted on October 14, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Infection Control, Compliance and Ethics Program, Physical Environment and Training Requirements This is the fourth article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities by the Centers for Medicare... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 3

[10/13/16]

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Laboratory, Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services; Dental Services; Food and Nutrition Services; Specialized Rehabilitative Services; Administration; and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement This is the third article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 1

[10/07/16]

Posted on October 7, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Resident Rights, Freedom from Abuse, Admission, Transfers, Discharge, Resident Assessments and Comprehensive Resident-Centered Care This is the first article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities by the... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities

[09/29/16]

Posted on September 29, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities. CMS’s Final Regulations (the “Final Regulations”) cover many regulatory requirements for long-term care facilities (“Facilities”) and create new... READ MORE

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Mandatory Federal Remedies for Nursing Homes

[08/12/16]

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

On July 22, 2016, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group released a memorandum that revised Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (“SOM”) and provided guidance on its policy to immediately impose federal remedies when a deficiency of a certain type is cited. The remedies are in addition to a... READ MORE

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Pre-Claim Review Demonstration for Home Health Services: Making Providers More Proactive

[06/22/16]

Posted on June 22, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On June 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced its plan to implement a three-year Medicare pre-claim review demonstration for home health services in the states of Illinois, Florida, Texas, Michigan and Massachusetts (the “Demonstration”). These states were selected based on high incidences of fraud and improper payments for home health... READ MORE

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Updates to Provider Enrollment Revalidation

[03/03/16]

Posted on March 3, 2016 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Overview Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, all Medicare providers and suppliers have been required to revalidate their Medicare enrollment information under new screening criteria. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has implemented this requirement in two cycles. The first cycle of revalidation requests has concluded, and CMS is preparing... READ MORE

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