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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 Releases Further Information of QAPI Program Implementation


Posted on July 3, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a S&C Letter detailing the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Questionnaire (NHQIQ) discussed earlier this week.   The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates CMS to establish standards and provided technical assistance to nursing homes on the development and best practices relating to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement... READ MORE

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