Regulatory Compliance/CMS

An open letter to Congress

Blogger Kathleen Mears writes legislators about how the proposed healthcare legislation would affect her and fellow nursing home residents.

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How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

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Senate GOP bill calls for deep Medicaid cuts

Senate Republicans have finally revealed their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It is similar to the House version but key differences could make it a tough sell among Republicans with a razor-thin margin for passage. 

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Breaking down the CBO report: How AHCA could affect seniors

How could the proposed AHCA legislation affect older adults? What could happen to Medicaid and the ability to find insurance coverage? We explain the actual CBO report section by section.

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Trump’s budget plan slashes Medicaid

The president’s 2018 budget includes a proposal for more than $610 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade. 

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Helping Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017, which increases care delivery options for chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries.

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CMS extends deadline for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Settings compliance

State Medicaid programs will get more time to comply with CMS’s new rules on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings.

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Aetna pulls out of ACA

The insurer, which withdrew from 11 states in 2016, will not offer ACA-participating policies in any state in 2018.

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CMS Final Rule: Compliance and ethics programs

SNF compliance and ethics programs aren’t optional anymore, and in some cases, may require additional staff roles. Are your programs survey-ready?

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House passes AHCA bill by 4 votes

The promise of $8 billion for high-risk and pre-existing conditions pushed the bill in the GOP's favor. The bill now moves on to the Senate, where the margins for passage are predicted to be tougher.

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