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South Carolina Allows Indoor Visitation at SNFs and Assisted Living Facilities

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On October 9, 2020, DHEC ordered South Carolina’s long-term care communities to begin allowing indoor visitation unless “a reasonable clinical or safety cause” is present in the facility. This represents a stark change in...more

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CMS Clarifies Emergency Preparedness Testing Exemption

In a memorandum issued on September 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided clarification to health care providers regarding an exemption to emergency preparedness testing exercise requirements...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Final Nursing Home Commission Report Yields Many Recommendations, Even More Action Items

The independent, 25-member Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (Commission) convened earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to study lessons learned from the early...more

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CMS Issues Medicare IPPS and LTCH Final Rule for FY 2021

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On September 2, 2020, CMS issued the fiscal year (FY) 2021 final rule for the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (the Final Rule). This article...more

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CMS Amps Up Penalties on Long Term Care Facilities for Failing to Report COVID-19 Data and Mandates Staff Testing for the Virus

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Effective September 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented an interim final rule with comment period to bolster its regulatory authority in addressing a number of issues relating to CMS's...more

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Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements and Revised COVID-19 Focused Survey Tool

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Key Points - On Aug. 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule with a comment period (IFC) establishing new Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Staff...more

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CMS Implements Stricter COVID-19 Testing Regulations on Nursing Homes

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As part of a broader Trump administration announcement made on August 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued sweeping oversight changes in the form of an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Penalties for COVID-19 Reporting Failures and Other New CMS Rules on Mandatory Testing and Ordering Limits

Anyone conducting COVID-19 testing – whether using point of care or high complexity tests – should take note. On August 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Interim Final Rule with comment period...more

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New CMS regulations bolster enforcement of COVID-19 reporting by hospitals, long-term care facilities and labs

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On August 25, 2020 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued interim final regulations known as CMS-3401-IFC that become effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, scheduled for September...more

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Trump Administration Strengthens COVID-19 Surveillance With New Reporting And Testing Requirements For Nursing Homes, Other...

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CMS has issued a new rule clarifying that its daily Covid-19 reporting via the HHS Teletracking portal is mandatory as a condition of participation in the Medicare program...more

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CMS Establishes New Long Term Care Facility Rule for COVID-19 testing of Residents and Staff

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Due to the high risk for infection, serious illness and death in long term care (“LTC”) facilities, CMS is amending the current infection control requirements for LTC facilities by adding obligation to “test all of its...more

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CMS and CDC “Tag Team” on Point-of-Care Testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) earlier this month issued a series of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) regarding the point-of-care (“POC”) program to provide certain Medicare and Medicaid certified...more

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CMS Revises Survey Prioritization and Resumes Enforcement Activities

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On August 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Guidance Memorandum (Guidance) setting forth revised state survey agency priorities as well as providing information regarding the resumption...more

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CMS Announces New Nursing Home Funding to Protect Residents from COVID-19

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On July 22, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). New Funding - The US Department of Health...more

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Preparing for Increased Nursing Survey Facility Activity Related to COVID-19 and Infection Control

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As of July 12, there have been 142,231 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 38,518 deaths in nursing homes. For this reason, CMS recently called nursing homes “ground zero for COVID-19” and announced enhanced survey activities and...more

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Time To Prepare For Possible Medicaid Home Care Changes

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Community Medicaid Services will undergo a significant change on October 1, 2020, due to the passage of the New York State Budget Bill (“2020 Bill”). Although many of the changes in the 2020 Bill are subject to federal...more

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Sixth Circuit Upholds Validity of Medicare Audit Despite Lack of Notice, Citing Lack of Substantial Prejudice

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On June 24, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion addressing whether an overpayment assessment should be invalidated when the Medicare contractor fails to provide notice of a post-payment...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Will the New Normal Be the Old Normal for Nursing Homes? CMS Ends PBJ Blanket Waiver

As government agencies inch toward resumption of normal activities despite the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) is following suit and announced that the agency has...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Washington Healthcare Update - June 2020 #4

This week in Washington: Trump administration again attempts to overturn ACA in Supreme Court, House considers legislation to shore up ACA and multiple hearings related to the COVID-19 pandemic....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Opening Up America: Recent COVID-19 Data And Congressional Hearings Show That Nursing Homes May Be The Last To See “Business As...

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn, held a video briefing (the “SCC Briefing”) with experts and affected individuals to examine the...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Of Carrots and Sticks: CMS Seeks Change in Nursing Homes

On June 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memorandum to all State survey agency (SSA) directors announcing its “enhanced enforcement for infection control deficiencies” in nursing homes....more

Womble Bond Dickinson

CMS to Enhance Enforcement Actions Against Long-Term Care Facilities – What to Expect and How to Prepare

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On June 1st, CMS issued a press release outlining its efforts to enhance enforcement actions against nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities (“LTC facilities”) with violations of infection control practices. CMS’s...more

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CMS Unveils Plans for Long Term Care Facility Infection Control Enforcement Actions

Since the early stages of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, long term care facilities (LTCFs) have been an epicenter of transmission. Medicare Requirements for Participation for LTCFs include an obligation to establish and...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

COVID-19 Diligence on SNFs Now a Bit Easier: CMS Publishes COVID-19 Data in a Bid for Greater Public Transparency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted its first set of nursing home coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) data, including numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths and infection control inspection results on June...more

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Focused Infection Control Surveys For Nursing Homes To Be Completed By July 31, 2020 — New Penalties For Identified Deficiencies

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On June 1, 2020 CMS published QSO-20-31-All. It is effective immediately and provides in part as follows: (1) States will need to perform focused infection control surveys (FICS) of 100% of the certified nursing homes in...more

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