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HOSPICE Act Passes in U.S. House of Representatives

The Helping Our Senior Population in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The bill would establish additional survey requirements  and enforcement mechanisms for certified hospice programs under Medicare. The hospice provisions were included as part of a broader bill focused on improving the Medicare enrollment process, the Beneficiary Enrollment…

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CMS Announces Initiative to Transform Rural Health

Earlier this week, CMS announced a new model, the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model, which aims to address the healthcare disparities faced by Americans living in rural communities. The model is intended to provide a way for rural communities to transform their health care delivery systems by leveraging innovative financial arrangements as…

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CMS Administrator Suggests Telehealth Changes Could Become Permanent

Over nine million Medicare beneficiaries have received a telehealth service during the COVID-19 public health emergency and CMS is open to continuing some beyond the pandemic, according to a new Health Affairs blog post written by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. CMS has issued an array of waivers in response to…

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PACE Innovation Act Request for Information

February 8, 2017 Tim Engelhardt Director, Federal Coordinated Health Care Office Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ATTN: PACE Innovation Act Request for Information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Submitted via: MMCOcapsmodel@cms.hhs.gov   On behalf of Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care & Advanced Illness and…

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