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Reasonable Assurance Period and Voluntary Termination When an Enforcement Action Is Pending Against a Medicare Certified Provider or Supplier


Posted on June 29, 2017 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On June 16, 2017, CMS issued transmittal S&C: 17-35-ALL. This transmittal clarified CMS policy by stating a reasonable assurance period will apply if a provider or supplier voluntarily terminates its Medicare certification when an enforcement action has been initiated by the State Survey Agency. Section 2016 of the State Operations Manual allows a provider... READ MORE

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CMS Clarifies Guidance on PPACA Mandatory Medicaid Terminations


Posted on January 30, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated guidance on Section 6501 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires state Medicaid agencies to terminate the participation of any individual or entity if such individual or entity is terminated under Medicare or any other state Medicaid plan.